These include the planting in prepared beds of annuals such as globe amaranth, portulaca, sunflower, cosmos, Gloriosa daisy
, coreopsis and gaillardia.
Some of the plants look a bit like select garden flowers, as indeed they should, for garden plants of gloriosa daisy
, Mount Shasta daisy and several of the Michaelmas asters have been derived from the plants of the field.
Grow flowers for cutting PLants that provide a steady supply of colorful summer bLooms for bouquets include perennials such as alstroemeria, purple or white coneflower, coreopsis, gaillardia, gloriosa daisy
, scabiosa, Shasta daisy, statice, and yarrow, as well as annuals such as cosmos, lisianthus, Mexican sunflower, and zinnia.
, a favorite of flower gardeners, is a tall cultivar of Rudbeckia hirta.
Summer-blooming perennials For color now into fall, plant daylilies, gaillardia, Gaura lindheimeri, gloriosa daisy
, lion's tail, penstemon, phygelius, Russian sage, salvia, and yarrow.