Your Favorite Cutflowers
I've tried a wide variety of annuals for cutflowers. Over the years I've come to rely on a handful that provide quality and production. Below are my favorites:
Zinnias: Benary's Giants, State Fair, Burpeeana, Giant Cactus, Calif. Giant Dbls., Giant Dbls. (there are numerous mixes worth trying including "Cut & Come Again" & Fruit Smoothies, but they are basically varieties taken from the above types.
Snapdragons: Rocket, Chantilly, Snappy, Md. Butterfly, Tall Delux, Brazilian Carnival.
Celosia: Pampus Plume, Punky Red.
Scabiosa: Ebony & Ivory, Oxford Blue, Giant Imperial Mix.
Marigold: Lemon Mum, Crackerjack, Flagstaff, Jubilee, Climax.
Aster: Standy, Opus, Unicum, Spider Chrysanthemum, Perfection, Pamplona, Seastar (aka Tiger Paws), Crego.
Rudbeckia: Cherokee Sunset, Cherry Brandy, Sputnik (aka Kevlon Star)
These are the flowers I rely on for bouquets, throw in some Dahlias, sunflowers, and a few perennials and you get outstanding bouquets.