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Aug 162012
 

Baby's breathMany annuals not only provide color in the garden, but look attractive and last well as cut flowers. Some, such as baby’s breath, cockscomb, globe amaranth, statice, bells of Ireland, and strawflower also make attractive dried arrangements.

For more information about growing cut flowers commercially, try the University of Idaho Extension publication Specialty Cut Flower Production.

 

Common Name Scientific Name Regional Adaptation
Amaranth, (Love Lies Bleeding) Amaranthus spp. N, SW, SC, SE, HA
Carnation (annual) Dianthus caryophyllus N, SW, SC, SE, HA
Baby’s Breath Gysophila elegans N, SW, SC, SE, HA
Bells of Ireland Moluccella laevis N, SW, SC, SE, HA
Celosia (Cockscomb) Celosia cristata N, SW, SC, SE
China Aster Callistephus spp. N, SW, SC, SE, HA
Cornflower Centarea cyanus N, SW, SC, SE, HA
Cosmos Cosmos spp. N, SW, SC, SE, HA
Gaillardia Gaillardia spp. N, SW, SC, SE, HA
Globe Amaranth Gomphrena globosis N, SW, SC, SE, HA
Larkspur Delphinium ajacis N, SW, SC, SE, HA
Nasturtium Tropaeolum majus N, SW, SC, SE, HA
Marigold Tagetes spp. N, SW, SC, SE, HA
Salvia Salvia spp. N, SW, SC, SE, HA
Snapdragon Antirrhinum majus N, SW, SC, SE, HA
Statice Limonium sinuatum N, SW, SC, SE, HA
Sunflower Helianthus annuus N, SW, SC, SE, HA
Zinnia Zinnia elegans N, SW, SC, SE

 

cut flower arrangementKey to regional adaptation notes:
N = Northern Idaho valley locations in USDA zones 5 & 6, Moscow to Sandpoint.
SE = Southeastern Idaho valley locations in USDA zones 3 & 4 from Rexburg to Pocatello.
SC = South-central Idaho Magic Valley locations in USDA zones 4 & 5, Burley and Twin Falls.
SW = Southwestern Idaho Treasure Valley locations in USDA zones 5 & 6, Boise area (also Lewiston).
HA = High altitude (>5,000 ft) areas of central, southeastern Idaho and similar locations elsewhere.

 August 16, 2012