Favorite cut flower combinations?

Mount Crawford, VA

I'm new to cut flowers and am trying to learn different combinations. We have a produce auction here that has a real demand for cut flowers and I'd like to take some if possible. People generally put a bundle in plastic sleeves and stick them in a bucket. What are some good combinations of flowers that make a hit. And how would you bundle up sunflowers? I have a lot of different kinds of flowers, but feel so new when it comes to arranging them. Thanks. D

New Orleans, LA(Zone 8b)

Not sure what flowers would make a hit, but I've seen sunflowers rubberbanded together and placed in a plastic sleeve before. I think it would look nicer if the sunflowers were tied together with raffia. Sorry that's all I know.

Springfield, MA(Zone 6a)

Here I have used asiatic lily, hosta, astillbe, and ferns

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london England, United Kingdom

Hand ties are very fashionable, quick and easy to do. I think they look quite effective if you choose a colour and use a lighter and darker shade of that colour .with it and maybe a little greenary. or just use one type of flower in a simple posy, complementary colours always work too.

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south central, WI(Zone 5a)

At our local farmers market, the couple that sells out quickest is the one who bundles together 5-10 of the same variety (sometimes different colors). They happen to have a greenhouse, so are able to do lisianthus, Tall snapdragons, alstromeria and baby roses.
Great ones to get at the market and hard to raised well in our outdoors gardens. I do grow snapdragons, but theirs are Huge.
I agree with raffia, looks so much better than rubber bands. I have used dried leaves of Siberian iris. They keep their strength for a long time.
I love combinations of 3 flowers and 2 fillers myself.

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