21 Flowers For The Perfect Fall Cut Flower Garden

Do you love the idea of growing your own flowers for creating unique floral arrangements? If you're thinking of planting a fall cut-flower garden, this article has the perfect flowers for the job. Here, gardening expert Melissa Strauss talks about 21 of her favorite fall-blooming flowers, perfect for a fall cut-flower garden.

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If you’re anything like me, you probably enjoy having flowers inside the house as much as outside. I love to bring pieces of my garden into the home where I can enjoy their beauty from morning till night. A jar of homegrown flowers makes a charming token for a neighbor or hostess.

 As a result, I’ve begun growing flowers specifically for cutting. I could say it was to save money on buying fresh flowers, but that would be untrue. Any gardener knows you don’t take up the hobby to save money. The real reason for a cut flower garden is bragging rights!

If you’re concerned that you missed the bus on a cut flower garden this year, I have great news! Many flowers can be planted from seed in early summer.

Most of these fall-blooming flowers can mature in just a few short months, and by the time fall rolls around, you can have a stunning cut flower garden to share with loved ones.

Black-eyed Susan

Top view, close-up of blooming flowers of Rudbeckia hirta on a blurred background. The flowers are large, daisy-like, with long bright yellow ray-shaped thin petals with black button centers.
Black-eyed Susan is a sturdy and prolific plant that attracts beneficial insects.

Botanical Name: Rudbeckia hirta

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun
  • Height: up to 4’
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-9
  • Seed to Bloom: 70-90 days

Some sources will say that Black-eyed Susan will not bloom in its first year, but my experience has not matched up with this. Planted from seed, Rudbeckia can fully bloom within 90 days and will continue producing its golden flowers through summer and fall.

This pretty plant is very sturdy and draws many beneficial insects to the garden. Often seen growing on highways in wildflower beds, this may seem like a common plant, but once you’ve got it in your garden, you will appreciate how genuinely prolific this plant is. The flowers are long-lasting and grow at the end of long stems that are perfect for cutting.

Cape Marigold

Top view, close-up of Cape Marigold, also known as African Daisy, flowering plants. The flowers are large, chamomile-shaped, with bright yellow and bright orange petals with dark centers. The leaves are green, pinnate, lobed.
Cape Marigold blooms within 60 days of planting with colorful flowers and edible petals.

Botanical Name: Dimorphotheca sinuata

  • Plant Type: Grown as an annual above zone 9
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun
  • Height: 12”
  • Hardiness Zones: 2-11
  • Seed to Bloom: 60 days

Cape Marigold, or African daisy, is a sweet plant in the Aster family. They can be planted in spring or summer. They can bloom within 60 days of planting and continue until the first frost. In climates with milder winters, they may also bloom through the winter. Topping out at around 12” tall, these make a wonderful border or foreground plant in the cutting garden.

The cheery flowers bloom in shades of white, yellow, orange, and salmon pink, with dark, purple-ringed centers. In addition to being beautiful, prolific bloomers, Cape Marigolds have edible petals. They flower best in times of mild temperatures, so while they may not bloom much during the heat of summer, once fall rolls in, you will get tons of blooms from these guys.

Chrysanthemums

Close-up of flowering Chrysanthemums plants in a sunny garden. The flowers are medium in size, with double bright pink thin petals. The stems are upright purplish-brown, with dark green lobed leaves.
Chrysanthemums are popular due to their long vase life, vibrant fall colors, and small fireworks-like appearance.

Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun
  • Height: 1’-3’
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-9
  • Seed to Flower: 110 days

One of the quintessential flowers of autumn, chrysanthemums are often called mums. There is a very good reason these flowers are so popular with florists and in supermarket flower departments. They have an excellent vase life and can outlast most other flowers after they’ve been cut.

Mums come in all the best fall colors, like red, orange, and yellow, and shades of green, white, pink, and purple. They look like small fireworks and have a uniquely herbaceous fragrance. These are exclusively autumnal flowers, blooming in the cooler fall months when many flowers are finished for the season.

Coneflower

Close-up of flowering Echinacea plants in a shady garden. The flowers are large, daisy-like, with large, prominent, copper-coloured, cone-shaped centers surrounded by long, thin, purple, drooping petals. The leaves are blue-green, lanceolate.
Coneflowers are sturdy flowers with flashy blooms in various colors, including purple, white, yellow, and orange.

Botanical Name: Echinacea

  • Plant Type: Perennial/Biennial
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
  • Height: 3’-4’
  • Hardiness Zones: 3-8
  • Seed to Bloom: 1 year

Coneflowers are a member of the Aster family with very sturdy, flashy flowers. The center of the blooms is large and spiny. In the case of the popular purple coneflower, the center is bright yellow-orange. Petals range in color. The most commonly seen is purple, but coneflowers can be white, yellow, orange, and even nearly red.

These perennial flowers can bloom in their first year, but it’s best not to cut the first blooms from this plant. This can mean waiting for a full year to harvest the flowers, but they are an excellent food source for pollinators in the fall so that those flowers won’t go unused in the first year. The bees and butterflies will thank you for leaving them in the garden.

Cosmos Rubenza

Close-up of blooming Cosmos bipinnatus flowers in a sunny garden. Cosmos bipinnatus is an annual flowering plant known for its delicate and feathery foliage. Plants have thin, upright stems and large, daisy-like flowers. The flowers have large deep red petals and small yellow centers. The leaves of Cosmos bipinnatus are fern-like and deeply cut, giving the plant an airy and graceful appearance.
Rubenza is an award-winning variety of this sweet pollinator favorite with deep ruby-red flowers.

Botanical Name: Cosmos bipinnatus

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun
  • Height: 3’-4’
  • Hardiness Zones: 2-11
  • Seed to Bloom: 75-90 days

This sweet pollinator favorite is a great performer in the cut flower garden. Although the individual blooms don’t last long after they are cut, you can cut branches in the buds, and they will continue to open successively over a longer period of time. They mature quickly and will bloom through to the first frost.

The Rubenza variety is a wonderful, award-winning cultivar. The flowers initially bloom a deep, ruby-red shade and, as they age, turn to shades of dusky rose and terracotta.

They make a wonderful addition to a cut flower garden as prolific bloomers with attractive, feathery foliage. They are very low maintenance as well.

Crested Cock’s Comb

Close-up of a flowering Celosia cristata plant in a sunny garden. It has bright, showy flower heads that are bright red in color, reminiscent of a cockscomb. They have a velvety, crested texture. The leaves of Celosia cristata are oblong-lanceolate, dark green in color. The foliage is dense and compact, which gives the plant an overall appeal.
Celosia has fascinating fan-shaped flower heads in striking red, orange, pink, and yellow shades.

Botanical Name: Celosia cristata

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun
  • Height: up to 4’
  • Hardiness Zones: 2-11
  • Seed to Bloom: 90-120 days

Celosia comes in a variety of interesting shapes and textures. This variety is known for its uniquely shaped flower heads which are either fan-shaped or resemble a rooster’s comb, which is where its nickname is derived from. The flowers are velvety in texture and quite substantial. They are really striking in a floral arrangement in shades of red, orange, pink, and yellow.

This is an edible plant in the Amaranth family. The leaves have a flavor similar to spinach, and the seeds left behind from the flowers attract birds. Plant these in early July; you should see blooms by early October. They are very drought tolerant.

Dahlias

Close-up of Dahlia flowering plants in a sunny garden. The flowers are large, lush, consist of many layers of double variegated red-yellow petals. Dahlia leaves are lush and green, with a pinnate or bipinnate arrangement. They are serrated at the edges.
Dahlias are addictive flowers with stunning, long-lasting blooms in various colors, shapes, and sizes.

Botanical Name: Dahlia

  • Plant Type: Perennial in zones 8-11
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun
  • Height: up to 6’
  • Hardiness Zones: 2-11
  • Seed to Bloom: 90 days from tubers

It’s impossible to choose just one variety of dahlia. These are the most addictive flowers I’ve ever planted. Once you see these stunning, long-lasting blooms begin to open in the garden, you will wish you had planted more of them. Dahlias can be grown from seed, but tubers will mature much faster, blooming in about three months.

There are so many colors, shapes, and sizes of dahlia flowers. From small to medium (3”) blooms to dinnerplate-sized flowers, if you plant just one type of flower in your cutting garden this year, try dahlias. They are quite susceptible to pests, so planting them alongside pest-deterring plants is advised.

Fountain Grass

Close-up of a flowering plant Pennisetum setaceum rubrum in a garden. Pennisetum setaceum rubrum, commonly known as Purple Fountain Grass, is an ornamental grass. This perennial herb has long, thin, rich burgundy leaves that turn deep purple as they mature. The leaves are narrow and curve gracefully, giving the plant the look of a fountain. Tall stems rise above the foliage with fluffy, bottlebrush-like flower spikes in maroon and purple.
Fountain grass is a rapid-growing ornamental grass with soft, fluffy, purple inflorescences.

Botanical Name: Pennistetum setaceum rubrum

  • Plant Type: Perennial/Annual
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun
  • Height: 3’-5’
  • Hardiness Zones: Perennial in Zones 9-10, Annual elsewhere
  • Bloom Time:  60-90 Days

This plant is technically not a traditional flower, but it’s a great addition to the cut flower garden as it makes a wonderful filler. Fountain grass is a rapid-growing, ornamental grass that forms soft, fluffy, purple inflorescences from late summer to the first frost. It is perennial only in climates that do not experience freezing temperatures, but it can be overwintered indoors or in a greenhouse.

The long, arching blades of grass and velvety flower heads make this a nice addition to floral arrangements. The flowers are nontraditional and long-lasting, both as fresh and dried stems.

Gerbera Daisy

Close-up of flowering Gerbera Daisy plants in a sunny garden. The flowers are large, similar to daisies, bright red and yellow. The flower heads consist of several rows of ray-shaped florets surrounding a central disc of tiny tubular florets. Ray inflorescences are double. The leaves are soft, deeply lobed, dark green in color and have a slightly glossy texture.
Gerbera Daisies produce brilliantly colored, long-lasting blooms that make excellent cut flowers.

Botanical Name: Gerbera jamesonii

  • Plant Type: Perrenial
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun
  • Height: 18”
  • Hardiness Zones: Perennial in zones 8-10, annual elsewhere
  • Seed to Bloom: 100 days

Gerbera Daisies are easy to find and can be planted from starts or seeds. They take about three months from seed to bloom and will continue to bloom until the first frost. In warmer climates, they are perennials, and they are grown as annuals elsewhere.

These brilliantly colored blooms are members of the Aster family and resemble daisies. They can be found in single, double, semi-double, and spider petal formations and a wide range of colors. These make wonderful cut flowers with their tall, fleshy stems that do a good job of transporting water to the flower heads. These are long-lasting cut flowers.

Globe Amaranth

Close-up of flowering Gomphrena plants against a blurred flowering background. The gomphrena plant has erect branching stems covered with lanceolate leaves. The leaves are green and alternate along the stem, forming dense foliage. The flowers are small spherical inflorescences, purple in color, have a papery texture.
Globe amaranth is a filler in cut flower gardens with continuous, fluffy, pink blooms.

Botanical Name: Gomphrena

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun
  • Height: Varies by cultivar, up to 4’
  • Hardiness Zones: 2-11
  • Seed to Bloom: 85-100 days

Gomphrena, or Globe amaranth, is another edible, late summer to fall blooming plant that is a great addition to a cut flower garden. This is more of a filler than a focal point in a floral arrangement, as the flowers are small and unassuming. It’s a big bloomer, though, flowering continuously from about three months after planting through the first frost.

This plant strongly resembles red clover, but long after clover has burned up for the summer, Globe amaranth will continue to produce its attractive, fluffy, pink flowers. It makes an excellent border with its cheerful, long-lasting color.

Goldenrod

Solidago, commonly known as goldenrod, is a perennial plant belonging to the Compositae family. It is native to North America and is known for its bright yellow flowers that bloom in late summer and fall. The plant has long thin stems that are covered with lanceolate green leaves with serrated edges. Solidago flowers are small, collected together in dense oblong racemes or panicles at the tops of the stems. They are made up of many tiny, yellow, daisy-like flowers.
Goldenrod beautifies fall gardens with tall, showy, yellow flower spikes, attracting pollinators.

Botanical Name: Solidago

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun
  • Height: up to 6’
  • Hardiness Zones: 3-8
  • Seed to Bloom: 90 days

Often considered a roadside weed, Goldenrod is a wonderful fall bloomer which makes an excellent addition to the fall cut flower garden. This lovely, tall plant blooms in late summer and fall with large, showy, yellow flower spikes. Mostly native to North America, the plant was used by Native Americans for its medicinal properties.

This is an incredibly easy plant to grow, and it spreads from rhizomes, so it is best to contain it unless you want a lot of goldenrod in the coming years. If you have the space to allow it to spread, it will bring tons of pollinators to the yard. Deadheading will bring more blooms.

Hare’s Tail

Close-up of Lagurus ovatus in a sunny garden. Hare's Tail, also known as Lagurus ovatus, is a charming ornamental grass that is popular for its unique flower heads. The plant forms bunches of thin green leaves that resemble blades of grass. The leaves are narrow, elongated. The flower heads are small, round and fluffy, resembling the tail of a hare or rabbit. They consist of thin, soft bristles that are silvery white or pale green in color.
Hare’s Tail grass has whimsical tall green stems topped by fluffy white flowerheads resembling a rabbit’s tail.

Botanical Name: Lagurus ovatus

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun
  • Height: 12”-24”
  • Hardiness Zones: Perennial in Zones 8-10, Annual Elsewhere
  • Seed to Bloom: 45-50 days

Hare’s Tail, or Bunny’s Tail grass, is very popular as a dried flower, but also makes a great cut flower with a long vase life. Tall green, grasslike stems are topped with fluffy white flowerheads that resemble a rabbit’s fluffy tail.

This plant has a whimsical quality that makes it just plain fun to have in the garden and a great texture in floral arrangements. Children will enjoy the feel of these sweet, soft, fluffy bloom heads. They are fast to mature and long-lasting in the garden.

Helen’s Flower

Close-up of flowering Helen's Flower plants in the garden. Helenium autumnale, commonly known as Sneezeweed or Helen's Flower, is a perennial plant native to North America. The plant has vertical stems, leaves are dark green, lanceolate in shape, arranged alternately along the stems. The flowers are maragrete-like, dark red with yellowish parts. The flowers have protruding central discs surrounded by ray-shaped florets.
Helen’s Flower is a prolific autumn bloomer loved by pollinators, with disk-shaped yellow to red flowers.

Botanical Name: Helenium autumnale

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
  • Height: 3’-5’
  • Hardiness Zones: 3-9
  • Seed to Bloom: 100-120 Days

This prolific autumn bloomer is one that pollinators will love as much as you do. Tons of disk-shaped, yellow to red and combination flowers bloom from late summer until the first frost. Helen’s Flower likes moist soil and will do well in marshy areas. It is not picky about the sun, doing well in partial or full exposure.

Helen’s Flower is a relative of the Common sunflower but on a much smaller scale. It is perennial in zones 3-9, returning for 4-5 years before dying off. Avoid letting the soil dry out around these plants, or you will end up with flowers that look ragged and listless.

Japanese Anemone

Close-up of flowering Japanese Anemone plants in a sunny garden, against a blurred green background. The plant has tall thin stems and dark green leaves with deep lobes and teeth. The flowers are solitary, cup-shaped, with numerous pink petals radiating from a central cluster of yellow stamens.
Japanese Anemone displays pretty and hardy flowers resistant to diseases and insects.

Botanical Name: Anemone hupehensis

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
  • Height: 1’-4’
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-8
  • Seed to Bloom: Best propagated by division and cutting

Japanese Anemone is a hybrid anemone cultivated in Japan. This perennial is not grown from seed as it is a hybrid. It is best grown from cuttings or divisions. It can take 1-2 years to establish, but once it does, it will spread freely by rhizome, and you will have plenty of these pretty flowers to bring indoors, leave outdoors, or both!

This plant will bloom in partial sun but can also tolerate full sun. It blooms in the late summer and continues well into the fall. The flowers appear delicate, but they are really quite hardy and resistant to most diseases and insects.

Mexican Sunflower

Close-up of a flowering plant, Tithonia rotundifolia, commonly known as Mexican Sunflower, in a garden, among lush, dark green foliage. It is a tall annual plant with strong upright stems and dark green, slightly downy leaves. The leaves are large, round and lobed. The flowers are bright, form bright and fiery orange flower heads. The flower heads are similar to daisies, with several layers of radiant petals surrounding a prominent central disc.
Mexican sunflower, a stunning and tall shrubby plant with brilliant orange blooms.

Botanical Name: Tithonia rotundifolia

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun
  • Height: 4’-6’
  • Hardiness Zones: 2-11
  • Seed to Bloom: 100 days

This stunning flower is perfect for a fall-cutting garden. The Mexican sunflower, also known as Tithonia, is one of the most brilliant orange flowers I have ever seen. It’s so bright that it nearly glows! Tithonia grows up to 6’ tall in a shrubby form, making a great backdrop in your cut flower garden.

Mexican sunflower is not a sunflower at all, but its own genus. They are both members of the Aster family, though, and their resemblance is strong, but I’ve never seen a sunflower in quite this shade of orange before. The stems supporting these flowers are fragile, so be gentle when cutting them. Pollinators adore this plant as well.

Prince of Wales Feather

A close-up of a flowering plant of Amaranthus hypochondriacus, commonly known as Prince's Feather or Summer Poinsettia. It has strong erect stems with large, lanceolate, dark green leaves. The flowers are small, bright and inconspicuous, but the bright and showy flower bracts attract attention. The bracts are long and thin, resembling tassels or feathers, painted burgundy.
Amaranth, a tall and stately plant with deep burgundy-red parts, adds beauty and edibility to autumn gardens.

Botanical Name: Amaranthus hypochondriacus

  • Plant Type: Herbaceous annual
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun
  • Height: 5’-8’
  • Hardiness Zones: 2-11
  • Seed to Bloom: 105 days

Amaranth is a wonderful plant to add to an autumn cut-flower garden. This tall, stately plant is not only beautiful, but it’s also edible. The burgundy plumes can be prepared similarly to rice, and the leaves are lovely in a salad. Birds love to eat the seeds as well.

These towering beauties make a truly striking statement in a floral arrangement. All parts of the plant are deep burgundy-red. Growing up to 8’ tall, this plant makes an excellent backdrop for other colorful fall flowers.

Snapdragon

Close-up of a flowering plant Antirrhinum majus in a blooming garden. The plant has lanceolate leaves arranged oppositely along the stems. The leaves have a glossy texture and range in color from green to dark green. The flowers are small, tubular in shape with two lips resembling a dragon's mouth. Flowers are bright yellow, dark red, and pink.
Largely favored as cut flowers, Snapdragons fill arrangements beautifully with a gentle fragrance.

Botanical Name: Antirrhinum majus

  • Plant Type: Annual or perennial
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun
  • Height: 15”-30”
  • Hardiness Zones: 7-11
  • Seed to Flower: 60-90 Days

Snapdragons have become a favorite of mine in recent years, specifically for their use as cut flowers. These versatile flowers are typically grown as annuals, although they are short-lived perennials in warmer climates. Snapdragons are cool-weather bloomers, and if planted in early spring, they will bloom through early summer and resume blooming in the fall.

These flowers make a great filler, border, or container plant and have large flowerheads that bloom from bottom to top.

As cut flowers, they don’t have an exceptionally long vase life, but they fill out an arrangement wonderfully and have a nice, gentle fragrance. They also tend to be resistant to pests, making them easy to grow and maintain.

Strawflower

Close-up of Xerochrysum bracteatum flowering plants in the garden. Xerochrysum bracteatum, commonly known as Strawflower or Everlasting Daisy. It is a herbaceous perennial plant that has a bushy, upright growth, green lanceolate leaves. The plant produces compound flowers consisting of a central disc surrounded by papery, petal-like bracts. The bracts come in a variety of colors, including shades of yellow, orange, pink, and white.
Strawflowers have long-lasting dried flowers, blooming in summer and fall.

Botanical Name: Xerochrysum bracteatum

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun
  • Height: 2’-3’
  • Hardiness Zones: 2-11
  • Seed to Bloom: 70 Days

Strawflowers are a unique and fun addition to the cut flower garden. Sometimes called everlasting daisies, they are members of the Aster family and make excellent cut and dried flowers. The flowers are actually made up of bracts, or dead tissue, surrounding a center made up of tiny florets; these are the true flowers.

The nicest thing about these flowers is that they dry nicely and retain their body and color for a long time, unlike most dried flowers. Most commonly seen in shades of yellow, red, and orange, these flowers bloom in the summer and fall and can be overwintered indoors or regrown from seeds in the spring. They are fast-growing and long blooming.

Sunflowers

Close-up of a blooming Sunflower in a sunny garden, among bright green foliage. The flower is large, showy, with a characteristic disc-shaped center surrounded by bright yellow petals. The leaves are large, wide, lanceolate, with a rough texture, arranged alternately along the stem.
Sunflowers have delightful bright yellow cut flowers that thrive in full sun and attract many pollinators.

Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun
  • Height: up to 10’
  • Hardiness Zones: 4-9
  • Seed to Bloom: 80-120 days

Sunflowers make wonderful cut flowers with sturdy stems, brilliant blooms, and incredible staying power in a vase. This easy-to-grow, sunshine-in-a-flower plants are not only beautiful, but they also serve many purposes in the ecosystem.

Studies have shown that sunflowers planted nearby a bee hive will help to protect the hive from varroa mites, which are the greatest killer of honeybees.

Birds love to eat the dried seed heads from flowers left in the garden, and pollinators adore these flowers. Sunflowers can be planted every couple of weeks through the summer to maintain a supply that is constantly in bloom. Give these flowers as much sunshine as possible.

Swamp Sunflower

Helianthus angustifolius, commonly known as the Swamp Sunflower, is a perennial plant. The plant has thin lanceolate dark green leaves that are arranged in opposite order along the stems. The flowers are bright and showy, consisting of numerous small yellow petals arranged in a characteristic daisy-like structure.
Swamp Sunflowers are hardy perennials with a whimsical look, producing gorgeous little sunflower-like flowers.

Botanical Name: Helianthus angustifolius

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun
  • Height: up to 5’
  • Hardiness Zones: 8-10 as a perennial
  • Seed to Bloom: 60-70 Days

I always love to see these flowers in yards around my town. It is a perennial here and spreads by rhizome, so after a few years, it spends several glorious weeks in the summer and fall just covered with brilliant yellow flowers.

It is one of the flowers I look forward to most. Swamp Sunflower has a delightfully natural and wild appearance. These are necessary if you like your cut flowers to have a whimsical meadow vibe!

Swamp Sunflowers grow on tall thin stalks dotted with thin, grass-like leaves. The flowers look like a cross between a sunflower and a daisy, with small dark centers and nicely shaped petals in single-petal form. These low-maintenance flowers are drought-tolerant and love as much sunshine as you will give them.

Zinnia

Close-up of flowering zinnia plants in the garden. Zinnia is a colorful and popular annual plant known for its bright and showy flowers. Zinnia leaves are lanceolate, bright green. They are opposite each other along the stem and have a slightly rough texture. The flowers are large, single-petaled, daisy-like, with a central disk surrounded by flat petals. Flowers are multi-colored: pink, red and white.
Zinnias are great fall-cut flowers that come in a multitude of vibrant colors and look like daisies.

Botanical Name: Zinnia

  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Sun Requirements: Full sun
  • Height: Up to 4’
  • Hardiness Zones: 3-10
  • Seed to Bloom: 60 days

Everyone is familiar with the last flower on our list, perhaps so much so that it often gets overlooked. The humble Zinnia is a fantastic flower in the cut garden in spring, summer, and fall. These plants are very fast growing, beginning to bloom before any other listed above.

ZInnias come in many different colors, sizes, and petal formations. Some are very small, low-growing plants with daisylike blooms. Others resemble Dahlias with their large-size rosettes of many petals. To omit this easy-care, fast, and prolific blooming plant would be an injustice.

Final Thoughts

All of these stunning fall-blooming flowers look beautiful in the garden and the home. A cut flower garden is an enjoyable and fulfilling project that will bring the fruits of your labor into the house. Now if you don’t mind, I’ll just be outside, elbow-deep in the cut flower garden daydreaming about moonlighting as a wedding florist!

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