A Handy List of Edible Flowers

Flowers in the garden

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 is to read A Consumer's Guide to Edible Flowers or Growing Edible Flowers in Your Garden. 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 OkraSquash Roses

Herbs with Edible Flowers

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

Trees and Shrubs with Edible Flowers

Apple Elderberry Lavender Lilac Linden Rosemary

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

For more information about edible flowers watch our videos about choosing and using edible flowers or raising and using organic roses. 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!

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Do you have a list of perennial flowers?

Annette Untiet

Linda, I have not found any information that flax flowers are edible. So you might want to go with the side of caution and not eat them. Let the pollinators have them! :)


Hi, I’m trying to find out if the flowers from the Flaxseed plant are edible? I’ve found out the seeds need to be cooked as they contain cyanide and it looks off. So no eating raw seeds. The sprouts are also edible but haven’t found out about the flowers. There are also several colors so wondering if all are edible?
Thank you for your time ,

Linda Scott

I need your in-put. We will have a demand for edible flowers during winter but this is Kansas City. My neighbor has a wonderful “green-room” but what about pollination to produce flowers? We live in plant hardiness zone 6A. I wonder if some herbs or flowers bloom without pollination. What do you have to offer that will ensure I have blossoms to sell this winter?


Kim, flowers don’t need to be pollinated to produce flowers. They produce flowers to attract pollinators, but if the flowers don’t get pollinated, it just means that they won’t produce seeds (or fruit). There are so many different edible flowers to choose from, sky is the limit.

Suzanne at GrowOrganic.com

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