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.
With its wild shapes reminiscent of brains, sea coral or flaming torches, and its bright colours, celosia is a statement flower from the amaranth family.
With their pretty, colourful flower balls, zinnias are reminiscent of dahlias. This does not come from nowhere, because they both belong to the same family of composite plants. Depending on their colour, zinnias are attributed different meanings. Cheerful, bright and colourful, zinnias symbolise friendship, for example. But quite dramatically, a red zinnia also asks what you have done to someone.
Artichokes are eaten, of course. But if the inflorescences are not harvested, they turn out beautiful purple flowers that are a real eye-catcher in the vase. The perennial grows up to 1.50 metres high and the large flowers usually have a few side branches. But be careful: artichokes have pointed leaves!
Deliciously fragrant, eucalyptus fits into any bouquet with its greenery. With its long, narrow leaves, full stems and delicate berries, Eucalyptus Exotica has something wild and free about it. Perfect as a decoration for the home!
The fresh and large poppy pods have a wonderful shape and colour. In contrast to the extremely short life span of poppies, they last forever when dried!
Native to Australia, strawflowers are also known as everlasting flowers because their papery flowers retain their colour and texture even after drying. Strawflowers come in warm shades of orange, yellow, pink and red.
Gorgeous roses in surprising colours always make an elegant impression. They also symbolise joie de vivre and beauty and make a classic gift. Or simply a wonderful dried flower decoration for the home.
The mustard-yellow yarrow is also called golden yarrow because of its colour and flowers from June to September. It is a variety of Achillea – but probably the one that most people think of first when they hear the name yarrow.
Achillea also bears the name yarrow. Unlike the real thing, however, this one comes in a wide variety of colours! It is said to be named after the Greek god Achilles, who wore yarrow to treat battle wounds.
The small, intensely coloured gomphrena comes in orange, red, pink, yellow and white. Although the gomphrena resembles a clover flower, it actually belongs to the amaranth family! It is perfect for drying because it retains both its colour and shape. The colours vary according to seasonal availability.