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A handy list of edible flowers

Jun 26, 2013 -
   
  A handy list of edible flowers
Tricia and Caesar pose in front of Tricia's organic, edible roses.
 
   

If you have a dog, like Tricia does, you may already have a clue about which flowers in your garden are edible—from watching your canine snack on the blossoms.

A more reliable way of knowing which flowers to eat—and which are poisonous—is to bookmark this article with our list of edible flowers, garnered from university-research sources at Colorado State and North Carolina State.

Feeling floral? Let’s walk into the garden and see what we can pick and eat.

Vegetables with edible flowers

Arugula
Broccoli
Okra (we recommend our Burgundy Okra)
Scarlet Runner Bean
Squash

 

Herbs with edible flowers

Basil
Borage
Chamomile
Chervil
Chicory
Chives
Dill
Fennel
Lovage
Mint
Pineapple Sage
Sage
Thyme

 

Ornamental plants with edible flowers

Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Bachelor Button
Bee Balm
Calendula
Chrysanthemum
Daylily
Dianthus
English Daisy (Bellis perennis)
Hibiscus
Hollyhock
Honeysuckle
Johnny-Jump-Up
Marigold
Nasturtium
Pansy
Passionflower
Red Clover
Rose
Scented Geraniums
Signet Marigold
Snapdragon
Sunflower
Sweet Woodruff
Tulip
Violet

 

 

Trees and shrubs with edible flowers

Apple
Elderberry
Lavender
Lilac
Linden
Rosemary


Want more edible flowers in your garden?

Try our favorites, from our exclusive Garnish With Style gift seed tin of 10 edible flower seed packs.

 

 

For more information about edible flowers watch our videos about choosing and using edible flowers, raising and using organic roses, and see our interview with edible flower expert Teresa O’Connor.

We have articles on how to eat and drink your organic roses, and about edible flowers with red-white-and-blue themes (Memorial Day and Fourth of July).

Enjoy your organically grown, edible flowers—in your garden, in your vase, and on your plate!


Categories: Flower Seeds, Annual Flower Seeds, Bulk Wildflower Seeds, Heirloom Flower Seeds, Perennial Flower Seeds, Edible Landscaping, Organic Gardening 101, Urban Gardening & farming


Linda Fischer Says:
Jun 28th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

I’m going to add these flowers to our school garden!

Dale Says:
Jun 29th, 2013 at 8:06 am

What about flax flowers?

Ruth E Says:
Jun 29th, 2013 at 8:53 am

Thanks for the fun information.  I now have a good gift idea for my gardening friends.

Charlotte from Peaceful Valley Says:
Jul 1st, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Linda, We bet the kids will love nibbling on edible flowers!

Charlotte from Peaceful Valley Says:
Jul 1st, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Dale, Flax is NOT on any list I can find of edible flowers.

Charlotte from Peaceful Valley Says:
Jul 1st, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Ruth, Gardeners or not, people these days seem to be intrigued by edible flowers.

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