Are you looking to create a beautiful flower garden that is also edible? It is easy to grow a an edible flower garden. Plant some flowers that are not only pretty but can also be used for cake decorating, teas, cocktails and garnishes. Use edible flowers in teas, syrups, and other yummy dishes.
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Edible Flowers To Grow in Your Garden
Bring your cooking to the next level with some of these pretty and edible flowers.
Edible Flowers for Cakes, Drinks & Garnishes
Whether you’re looking for edible flowers to decorate a cake, add a gorgeous garnish, create a cocktail or tea there are lots of flowers to choose from. We recommend planting and choosing flowers from your own garden.
Not only does Bee Balm, Monarda didyma, attract honey bees – hummingbirds and butterflies love this plant as well. Bee balm leave are traditionally used in teas. Both the leaves and flowers are edible. Grows in gardening zones 3-9.
Calendula, calendula officinalis, petals are edible and can be used to add a pop of color to salads, soups, and even desserts. They have a mild peppery flavor. Grows in gardening zones 2-11.
Echinacea leaves and petals are often used in teas and salads. The pretty petals add a pop of color to any dish and have a mild floral taste. Can grow in gardening zones 3-9.
The petals of Dianthus are edible. Use as a colorful edible cake decoration or make into tea. The flower has a slightly sweet spicy flavor. Plant Dianthus in gardening zones 3-10.
These stunning tropical flowers are used in teas and syrups. Hibiscus, Hibiscus sabdariffa, can be eaten raw or made into a refreshing agua fresca. Hibiscus varieties can grow in gardening zone 4- 12.
Lavender, pairs well with sweet desserts. It has a sweet, slightly floral, and citrusy taste. I recently had a berry lavender ice cream and I could definitely pick up on the citrus taste. Can grow in gardening zones 5-9.
All parts of the colorful Nasturtium, Tropaeolum majus, are edible including the petals, leaves, and seeds. If using as colorful additions to desserts utilize the sweeter tasting flowers. The leaves and seeds have more of a peppery taste. Nasturtiums can grow in gardening zones 9-11.
Pansies come in so many pretty colors. They can be used as edible flowers for cake decorating, add them to your salad or to a special dish as a stunning garnish. Plant pansies in gardening zones 6-10.
Elegant and timeless roses provide a delicate floral taste to beverages, desserts and salads. Plant roses in gardening zones 5-10.
You probably already knew you can eat sunflower seeds, but did you know the petals and leaves are also edible? Create tea, add them to a salad or use as a garnish – sunflowers are great edible flower to add to your garden. Plant sunflowers in gardening zones 4-10.