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edible flower seeds

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Shoshanna19-Jan-06 01:00 PM EST
Nancy19-Jan-06 02:41 PM EST 5   
Patricia 25-Jan-06 02:20 PM EST 5   

Subject: edible flower seeds
From: Shoshanna
Date: 19-Jan-06 01:00 PM EST

I am looking for seeds to grow edible flowers. Most seed catalogs don't list whether their flowers are edible, but I suspect that many flowers can be used to add color to salads. If you can point me to a specific company, or better yet, a list of edible flower types, I would kindly appreciate it. Thanks, Shoshanna

Subject: RE: edible flower seeds
From: Nancy
Zone: 5
Date: 19-Jan-06 02:41 PM EST

I understand that the following flowers are edible (from a similar question asked on Gardenweb):

acacia, angelica, alkanet, alexanders, almond, allyssum, anise, anise hyssop, apple blossom, banana, basil, bergamot, borage, burdock, calendula (marigold), chamomile, chicory, chives and garlic chives, clove pinks, coriander, cowslips, crucifix orchid, dandelion, day lily, elderflower, evening primrose, fennel, forget-me-not, fuschia, gardenia, garlic, ginger, hawthorn (may), heartsease, heliotrope, Japanese honeysuckle, jasmine (J. sambac), lady's smock, lawn daisy, lavender, lilac, lime blossom, loofah, lotus, lovage, marjoram, marshmallow, meadowsweet, milk thistle, mimosa, mints, mullein, musk mallow, mustard, nasturtium, orange blossom, onion, oregano, passionflower, peach blossom, primrose, primula, pumpkin, rose petals, rosella, rosemary, safflower, sage, scented geraniums leaves and flowers, Scots Thistle, snapdragon, St. John's wort, sunflower buds, salad rocket, soapwort, squash, sweet violet, sweet william, tansy, thyme, tulip, violet, viper's bugloss, wood betony, woodruff, yarrow, yucca, zucchini.

There's also a good article on what's good to eat (and what NOT to eat) on this site:

Bon apetite!

Subject: RE: edible flower seeds
From: Patricia (
Zone: 5
Date: 25-Jan-06 02:20 PM EST

Try this: They sell lots of edible flower seeds. My all time favorite edible flower is nasturtiums. Beautiful to look at, looks great in the vegetable garden (or anywhere else) and you can eat the flowers, the buds, the leaves. Tastes a bit peppery, sort of like watercress. Wow! they are a real boost to a salad.

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