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Readers reveal profitable flowers: Low maintenance is an important factor for these unique cuts

publication date: Nov 1, 2009
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sedum3When I asked cut flower growers to write me about their most profitable crop (in our October email contest), I got some surprising answers: dahlias, spuria iris, sedum, and gomphrena. Granted, I did tell people not to write me about zinnias, because they are the top money-maker on most flower farms, and everyone knows how to grow them. And several people confessed that sunflowers are actually their most profitable, but they correctly guessed that I didn’t want to hear about those, either. But I didn’t expect to see gomphrena mentioned. And sedums? Who would have thought?
Interestingly, our correspondents all measured profitability in terms of how little labor is required to grow these plants. Smart! But I’ll let them tell you all about it.


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