Posted by Newt on September 07, 2002 at 09:20:08:
In Reply to: Re: Cutting garden posted by Gail on September 07, 2002 at 03:47:00:
: : : What are the best perennials for a long vase life? I live in zone 7 and my garden area is in full sun.
: : The ones that come to mind are daisies, carnations, mums, asters, phlox, baby's breath, heliopsis, zinnia, cosmos, alstromeria, yarrow, nigella, bachelor buttons, liatris, coneflower, Rudebeckia hertia Indian Summer, Eupatorium coelestinum, snapdragons, larkspur, perennial gypsophila, tulips (especially those that naturalize), daffodils, grape hyacinth, ammi magus and ammi visinga. That ought to keep you busy for a while. ;-)
: : Newt
: Thank you so much for your reply. You are right, it will keep me busy for a while....but what better way to spend my time ! Thank you also for the replies to all the other postings....I have learned a great deal from them, too. Keep up the great work, please. Gail
You are so very welcome. Glad I could help. It's nice to know that people are learning from the little knowledge that I have acquired. It's also nice to know that it is appreciated. :-)
By the way, I thought of another flower that will last a long time in or OUT of water. That would be statice. Don't know why I didn't think of it before as there's some dried on my desk. Actually, it's not a perennial for many people and is often referred to as a half hardy annual. Guess that's why I didn't think of it.