Usually, one disposes of flowers after they have finished flowering. But with some of them this would really be a waste of their potential! After all, many of them can be dried very well by removing the leaves, tying them loosely and hanging them upside down in a dry place. Here we would like to introduce you to flowers that bloom in summer and are suitable as dried flowers. Have fun!
Who doesn't love hydrangeas? For us, they belong in the category of peonies because they are so massively beautiful and look simply wonderful on their own in the vase.
It's a funny combo: the elegant, white-pink flowers together with the fleshy leaves. That's what makes sedum so special. The flower is also called stonecrop and belongs to the succulent family.
The pod or centre of the echinacea flower, which is known for its immunological properties, is a wonderful addition even without petals. This is because the pod can be dried and retains its unique spiky texture. The colours vary according to seasonal availability.
Sanguisorba reminds a little of red wine or–- if you are a little more morbid – of blood. The flowers are thus also known as blood button or blood herb in Switzerland. In medicine, they are used for wound healing, among other things. Burnet is another of their names.
Amaranth with its beautiful hanging flowers comes in many beautiful shades. The flower can grow up to 2.5 metres high! Certain varieties of amaranth are grown for consumption, as you probably know.
Baby's breath is not only extremely easy to care for, but is also super cute with its many small flowers! A real eye-catcher as a dried flower!
Statices also retain their white colour after drying. By the way, we also call them beach lilacs or sea lavender. Quite poetic, isn't it?
With its veil-like flowers, the Limonium Latifolia has a very long lifespan. Why are they perfect for decoration? They add volume and a touch of romance to any bouquet.
Prickly thistles as cut flowers? Yes! Because the blue thistle is quite long-lived and retains its blue, green or silver colour when dried. Great, isn't it?
The safflower has many names: Oil thistle, (dyer's) safflower and false saffron. Its seeds are used to make safflower oil, which is used in paints and varnishes. And in the kitchen it functions as an edible oil. Its oil contains a very high proportion of unsaturated linoleic acid as well as vitamin E!
Craspedia or drumsticks are native to Australia and New Zealand and belong to the daisy family. And indeed, they appear to be formed from the yellow centre of the daisy. They also retain their sunny yellow colour after drying.