Cutting Garden Plants 2023

Lisianthus, White Wonder Feverfew, Bonita aster, Hydrangea, Blue Bedder salvia, Jewels of Opar

The Cutting Garden is expanded yet again for 2023 plus additional rows are being added in what was formerly The Berry Rows, and more than half the potager will be flowers this year! So exciting, and happy to be part of the “Growing Kindness Project.” After evaluating the 2022 crops, some varieties have been added and some deleted for the coming season. Lots more lisianthus, which I absolutely loved growing, more celosias, more zinnias, more fillers.

  1. Agastache, “Anise Hyssop” (s) P..a good vertical purple spike summer to frost
  2. Agastache, “Giant Yellow Hyssop” (s) P…a favorite vertical/filler, bright green summer to frost
  3. Ageratum, “Timeless Mix” (s) A  new this year, filler plant
  4. Amaranth, “Hot Biscuits” (s) A
  5. Amaranth, “Tower Green” (s) A
  6. Ammi “Queen of Africa” (s) A
  7. Anemone “Double Mix” (corm)
  8. Argostemma “Ocean Pearl” (s, ss) A  new this year, a filler plant
  9. Atriplex, “Copper Plume”  (s) A
  10. Aster, “Benary Princess Mix” (s) A
  11. Aster, “Duchesse Mix” (s) A
  12. Aster, “Valkyrie Mix” (s) A
  13. Aster, “Hulk” (s) A …love green flowers & the asters were amazing last year, new to me
  14. Antirrhinum, “Madame Butterfly Bronze” (s) A
  15. Antirrhinum, “Liberty Bronze” (s) A
  16. Antirrhinum, “Royal Bride” (s) A
  17. Antirrhinum, “Opus Mix” (s) A
  18. Antirrhinum, “Rocket Mix” (s) A
  19. Antirrhinum, “Potomac Appleblossom” (s) A
  20. Antirrhinum, “Maryland Plumblossom” (s) A
  21. Antirrhinum, “Early Potomac Mix” (s) A
  22. Antirrhinum, “Potomac Mix” (s) A
  23. Balm, “Mandarin Orange” (s) P fragrant filler
  24. Basil, “Lemon” (s) A  fragrant filler
  25. Basil, “Clove” (s) A  fragrant filler
  26. Basil, “Cinnamon” (s) A fragrant filler
  27. Bells of Ireland (s) A
  28. Bupleurum (s) A
  29. Calendula, “Cantaloupe” (s) A
  30. Calendula, “Porcupine Mix” (s) A
  31. Celosia, “Summer Sherbet” (s) A dries  plumes is soft colors
  32. Celosia, “Fresh Look Orange” (s) A dries  plumes
  33. Celosia, “Captain Evanthian Mix” (s) A dries  globe form
  34. Celosia, “Flamingo Feather” (s) A dries   pink and white spikes
  35. Celosia, “Century Series Mix” (s) A dries  colorful plumes
  36. Celosia spicata “Celway Orange” (s) A dries
  37. Celosia spicata “Celway Mix” (s) A dries  colorful branched spikes
  38. Celosia, “Asuka Green” (s) A dries  SO useful, lovely green fans
  39. Celosia, “Crystal Beauty” (s) A dries  one of my absolute favorites!  Cream with apricot or pink edges, fan form
  40. Centurea, “Mix” (s, ss) A  just a few…too much space for too few flowers
  41. Cerinthe (Honeywort) (s, ss) Afiller
  42. Chrysanthemum, “Rainbow Mix” (s)  A
  43. Chrysanthemum parthenium “White Wonder” (s, ss) P dries
  44. Chrysanthemum parthenium “Vegno Sunny Ball” (s) P dries
  45. Craspedia (s)  A
  46. Cutting Celery (s) A  bloom stalks of 2nd year plants are a great filler
  47. Daffodils (72 varieties) (b)
  48. Dahlia, “Rip City” (t)
  49. Dahlia, “Golden Scepter” (t)
  50. Dahlia, “Bonanza” (t)  new
  51. Dahlia, “Sylvia” (t)
  52. Dahlia,”Jill Red” (t)
  53. Dahlia “Jowey Linda” (t)  new
  54. Dahlia “Jowey Winnie” (t) new
  55. Dahlia, “Jowey Gipsy” (t)  new
  56. Dahlia “Thomas Edison” (t)
  57. Dahlia “Ferncliff Illusion” (t)
  58. Dahlia “October Sky” (t)
  59. Dahlia “Arbatax” (t)
  60. Dahlia “Happy Butterfly” (t) new
  61. Dahlia “Karma Choc” (t)
  62. Dahlia “Que Sera Powderpuff” (t)
  63. Dahlia “Franz Kafka” (t)
  64. Dahlia “Eveline” (t)  new
  65. Dahlia “Belle of Balmera” (t)
  66. Dahlia “Star’s Favorite” (t) one of my favorites!  strong producer
  67. Dahlia “Wizard of Oz” (t)  new
  68. Dahlia “Naomi” (t)  my favorite burgundy
  69. Dahlia “Motto” (t)
  70. Dahlia “Star Elite” (t) 1st to bloom and overall favorite!
  71. Dahlia “Pacific Time” (t)
  72. Dahlia “Iced Tea” (t)
  73. Dahlia “Buttercup” (t)  new
  74. Dahlia “Veritable” (t)  new
  75. Dahlia “Okapi Sunset” (t)  new
  76. Dahlia “Rancho” (t)  new
  77. Dahlia “Omega” (t) new
  78. Dahlia “Apricot Star” (t) new
  79. Delphinium “Blue Donna” (s) P
  80. Delphinium “Clivendon Beauty” (s) P
  81. Delphinium, “Qis White” (s, ss) A dries (larkspur)
  82. Delphinium, “Qis Light Blue” (s, ss) A dries
  83. Delphinium, ” Qis Mixed” (s) A dries
  84. Dianthus “Bodestolz” (s) B FYF
  85. Dianthus, “Lace Perfume” (s) A
  86. Dianthus “Summer Mix” (s) B FYF
  87. Digitalis “Silver Fox” (s) P
  88. Emilia “Irish Poet” (s) A
  89. Eryngerium “Rattlesnake Master” (s) P
  90. Feverfew, “Single White” (s, ss) P
  91. Gladiola “Mixed Tall,”  (corm)
  92. Gladiolas “White Prosperity,” “Blue Isle,” “Spic n Span,” “Peter Pears,”  (corm)
  93.  Gomphrena, “Salmon Pastel” (s) dries
  94. Gomphrena, “Tall Series Mix” (s) dries
  95. Gomphrena, “Qis Orange” (s) A dries
  96. Gypsophilia “Covent Garden” (s) A
  97. Helianthus, “Earthwalker” (s) A
  98. Helianthus, “Peach Passion” (s) A
  99. Helianthus, “Premier Orange” (s) A
  100. Helianthus, “Jade” (s) A
  101. Helianthus, “Double Quick Orange” (s) A
  102. Helianthus, “Pro Cut Gold Lite” (s) A
  103. Helianthus, “Bohemian Rhapsody” (s) A
  104. Helianthus, “Starburst Lemon Aura” (s) A
  105. Helianthus, “SunFill Green” (s) A
  106. Helianthus, “SunRich Gold” (s) A
  107. Helianthus, “SunRich Summer Orange” (s) A
  108. Helianthus, “SunRich Lime” (s) A
  109. Helianthus “Cherry Rose” (s) A
  110. Helianthus “Jolly Joker” (s) A
  111. Helianthus “Ring of Fire” (s) A
  112. Helianthus “Vincent’s Fresh” (s) A
  113. Helianthus “Music Box” (s) A new
  114. Hellebore, single pink and double white  P
  115. Hesperis matronalis, “Alba” (s) P
  116. Iris, Dutch “Mixed” (b)
  117. Iris, Dutch “Discovery Blue” (b)
  118. Lavenders (various established plants on the slope) P
  119. Lavandins, “Grosso” and “Abrialli” P
  120. Lisianthus, “ABC 1 Mix” (s) A  Also, ABC 2 & 3
  121. Lisianthus, “Arena Mix” (s) A
  122. Lisianthus, “Roseanne Brown” (s) A
  123. Lisianthus, “Voyage Mix” (s) A
  124. Lisianthus, “Gavotte Yellow” (s) A
  125. Lisianthus, “Rosita Mix” (s) A
  126. Lunaria alba (s, ss) Biennial dries
  127. Marigold “Crackerjack Mix” (s) A
  128. Marigold “Sugar and Spice” (s) A
  129. Mignonette “White” (s) A fragrant filler
  130. Millet, “Lime Light Tassles” (s) A
  131. Millet, “Purple Majesty” (s) A
  132. Monarda “Lemon Mint (s) A
  133. Monarda “Milano Mix” (s) P no flowers this year, but lots in ’24
  134. Mountain Mint (s) P fragrant filler
  135. Nepeta “Lemon Catnip” (s) P fragrant filler
  136. Nigella, “Blue”, “White” (s, ss) A
  137. Nigella, “Midnight” (s,ss) A
  138. Nigella, “Delft Blue” (s) A
  139. Ornithogalum “Silver Bells” (b)
  140. Penstemon, “Wedding Bells” (s) A
  141. Penstemon, “Espirit” (s) A
  142. Penstemon “Timeless” (s) A
  143. Phlox, “Blushing Bride” (s) A
  144. Phlox, “Creme Brulee” (s) A
  145. Phlox, “Grandiflora Mix” (s) A
  146. Phlox, “Coral Reef” (s) A
  147. Phlox, “Starry Eyes” (s) A
  148. Phlox “Sugar Stars” (s) A
  149. Phlox “Phlox of Sheep” (s) A
  150. Ranunculus, “Salmon Shades” (corm)
  151. Ranunculus, “Pink Tiger” (corm)
  152. Ranunculus, “French Peony” (corm)
  153. Ranunculus, “Antique Pink”  (corm)
  154. Roses (various apricot tones in Deck Garden and Potager)
  155. Rudbeckia, “Chim Chimnee” (s) P
  156. Rudbeckia, Black-eyed Susan (p) P
  157. Rudbeckia, “Cherry Brandy” (s) P
  158. Rudbeckia, “Irish Eyes” (s) P
  159. Rudbeckia, “Sahara” (s) P
  160. Rudbeckia, various self-seeded over the years
  161. Salpiglossis “Superbissima” (s) A
  162. Salvia, “Blue Bedder” (s,ss) P dries
  163. Salvia “Summer Jewels Mix” (s) A
  164. Salvia “Lighthouse Mix” (s) A
  165. Scabiosa, “Cut Brite Mix” (s) A
  166. Scabiosa, “Fata Morgana” (s) A
  167. Shasta daisy, “May Queen” (s,ss) P
  168. Shasta daisy, “White Knight” (s) P
  169. Statice, “Heavenly Blue” (s) A dries
  170. Statice, “Seeker White” (s) A dries
  171. Statice, “Seeker Purple” (s) A dries
  172. Statice, “Mixed” (s) A dries
  173. Stock, “Anytime Mix” (s)
  174. Stock, “Katz Mix” (s)
  175. Stock, “Canneto White” (s)
  176. Strawflower, “Apricot Mix” (s) A dries
  177. Summer Snowflake (b)
  178. Sweet Pea, “Royal Family Mid-Blue” (s) A
  179. Sweet Pea, “Heirloom Mix (s) A
  180. Sweet Pea, “Mammoth Choice Mix” (s) A
  181. Sweet Pea “Old Spice Mix” (s) A
  182. Talinum, “Kingwood Gold” (s,ss) A  a very favorite filler, airy-fairy!
  183. Tansy (p) P filler
  184. Tulips “Peony Mix,” “Exotic Emperor,” “Lasting Love” “Sonnet,” “Dream Touch,” “Lily flowered Mix,” “Pinot Grigio Mix,” “May-flowering Pastel Mix,” “Double Late Mix” (650) plus those I might cut from my gardens?
  185.  Wheat, “Black Tip” (s) A super useful in autumn bouquets
  186. Yarrow, “Coronation Gold” (p) P dries
  187. Yarrow, “Summer Berries” (s) P
  188. Yarrow, White (p) P
  189. Zinna, “Benary Giant Orange” dahlia type (s) A
  190. Zinnia, “Benary Giant Mix” (s) A
  191.  Zinnia, “Benary Giant Lime” (s) A
  192.  Zinnia, “Benary Giant White” (s) A
  193.  Zinnia, “Double Flowered Lavender” (s) A
  194.  Zinnia, “Double Violet Queen” (s) A
  195.  Zinnia, “Eldorado” (s) A
  196.  Zinnia, “Magna Pistachio” (s) A  always need more green flowers!
  197.  Zinnia, “Inca” a cactus orange (s) A  one of my favorites to cut & in the potager border
  198.  Zinnia “Isabellina” (s) A so very useful, a soft yellow
  199.  Zinnia, “Queen Lime Orange (s) A
  200.  Zinnia, “Queen Lime with Blush” (s) A
  201. Zinnia, “Magna Mix” (s) A
  202. Zinnia, “Button Mix” (s) A
  203. Zinnia, “Cactus Mix” (s) A
  204. Zinnia, “Jazzy Mix” (s) A
  205. Zinnia, “Oklahoma Mix” (s) A
  206. Zinnia “Senorita” (s) A
  207. Zinnia, “State Fair Mix” (s) A
  208. Zinnia, “Yoga Mix” (s) A non-branching
  209. Zinnia, “Tudor” (s) A
  210. Zinnia, “Miss Wilmott Pink”

A=Annual     P=Perennial   (FYF)=first year flowering

(s)=seed   (ss) = Self-seeds  (t)=tuber  (p)=plant  (b) bulb  (c) corm