Edible flowers are a beautiful way to add colour to your garden and home cooking. In addition to the edible flower varieties listed on our website, here are a few others to consider.

Rose
Not only do the petals make for a great tea, you can also make rose syrup or use the hips in jams and jellies as well. There are many different varieties of rose plants to choose from. Talk to us or your local garden center for more tips and info on selecting the right kind of rose plant

Chive/Herbs
Chives, along with many other herbs have beautiful and edible flowers. Chives and garlic chives are some of the easiest to incorporate into your cooking, though almost every herb flower can be used as a garnish or in your cooking.

Chamomile
The flowers from this both English and German Chamomile plant make an excellent and relaxing tea. They are easy to grow from either direct seeded or transplanted, and is relatively drought tolerant.

Citrus
Flowers from citrus trees are highly fragrant. We suggest making citrus water from the flowers, or letting them bloom and produce fruit. Citrus trees are not cold hardy and need to be brought indoors in large enough containers and placed in a very bright sunny room.

Dandelion
Dandelion is one of the most overlooked and under-appreciated for its versatility. A popular use is to make a dandelion wine, as the flowers are quite sweet and floral.

Day Lilies
Common day lilies make an excellent edible plant as all parts are edible including the flowers, stalks, and tubers. Try it and you may be in for a pleasant surprise. 

 

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