If you enjoy cutting your own flowers for bouquets and arrangements, you may be looking for perennials that will thrive in the Houston, Texas climate. Below are some suggestions for perennials that will do well, both as cut flowers and in the hot and humid climate.
Hot Chocolate Rubeckia. These striking blooms of burgundy and gold will be the focal point of all your bouquets or arrangements. The flowers will bloom from summer through fall, and these perennials are hardy and self-seeding so you can enjoy them year after year. Plant them in full sun in your Houston, Texas garden, and this plant also does well in containers. These are the perfect perennials for cut flowers.
Yarrow. Very pretty cut flowers in pink, white and yellow that will brighten up any arrangement. Plant these perennials in full sun in your Houston, Texas garden, and they will bloom from April through June. This plant is drought tolerant, and has very sweet fern-like leaves as well.
Jewels of Opar. With a name like that you know these perennials have to be fabulous. For tiny but pretty pink cut flowers that will look sweet in arrangements or bouquets, plant these perennials in full sun or partial shade. These flowers are drought tolerant, and also do well in containers. They will bloom from spring through fall in your Houston, Texas garden.
Neon Cherry Dianthus Amazon. Another beauty that makes fabulous cut flowers. For striking cherry colored blossoms that will look amazing in arrangements and bouquets, plant them in full sun. Cutting these perennials actually encourages more blooms. This heat tolerant plant also does nicely in containers, and will attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your Houston, Texas garden.
Summer Snapdragon. These towering perennials will bloom with pink, purple, white and multicolored flowers. Plant them in full to partial sun in your Houston, Texas garden, and they will draw butterflies in masses. This is the perfect cut flower to accent any of your arrangements or bouquets. Another perennial that does well in containers.
Purple Columbine. If you are looking for blue-purple cut flowers for your arrangements and bouquets, try the purple columbine. These perennials will bring butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden, and can tolerate temperatures down to zero degrees (not that that happens in Houston Texas.) This is another perennial that doesn’t do well in the summer, blooming in spring instead. Plant in partial to full shade in your garden or a container.
Bee Balm. The pink, purple, red and white flowers of this herb will bring butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden until you decide to cut them for bouquets. Plant them in sun or bright shade, and they will bloom from spring through fall in Houston, Texas. These perennials also attract bees, as their name implies, which is very beneficial for any garden.