Dried Flower heads are an ornamental highlight to my landscape. I grow a mix of perennials, grasses, and shrubs that I don’t cut back after the flowers are spent. Read on to learn about the plants I use for dried flower heads.
Hydrangea arborescens in Summer and Winter
Hydrangea arborescens is a native plant, commonly known as Smooth Hydrangea. Cultivars, such as ‘Annabelle’, provide large white blooms in the Summer, which I keep as lovely dried flowers throughout the Fall and Winter. They stand out when combined with large evergreens, especially after it snows.
Echinacea purpurea in Summer and Winter
Echinacea purpurea is another native plant that I leave the seed heads up over the Fall and Winter. Gold finches feed on the seeds and I collect them to disperse elsewhere in my garden. They look particularly interesting combined with ornamental grasses after a frost
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