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Edible flowers

The flowers of plants can not only be a benefit for pollinators but also for us! The flowers of many plant species are edible and can be an original addition to the dishes we prepare. We have already become accustomed to edible pansy flowers added to salads or zucchini flowers in tempura deep-fried in oil. It's time for some new inspiration. Below is a list of selected edible species that we popularly grow in our gardens. Be sure to check if you have these plants in your garden and discover new flavors!


  • French marigold (Tagetes patula)

  • Garden phlox (Phlox paniculata) 

  • Border forsytha (Forsythia × intermedia) 

  • Siebold's plantain lily (Hosta sieboldiana) 

  • Common pink (Dianthus plumarius)

  • Eastern purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

  • Adam's needles (Yucca filamentosa) 

  • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

  • Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 

  • Orange daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)

  • Common hollyhock (Alcea rosea)

  • Pot marigold (Calendula officinalis) 

  • Garden nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)  

  • Common peony (Paeonia officinalis)

  • Crimson beebalm (Monarda didyma)

  • Common snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)

Garden bed from plants with edible flowers

From plants with edible flowers, we can compose an interesting corner in the garden! Don't have an idea for such a flower bed? Here is our proposal! (designed by M. Antolak, drawn by J. Mamcarz)

  1. Common sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

  2. Lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 

  3. Garden phlox (Phlox paniculata)

  4. Common hollyhock (Alcea rosea)

  5. Crimson beebalm (Monarda didyma)

  6. Eastern purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

  7. Bigroot geranium (Geranium macrorrhizum)

  8. Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

  9. Orange daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)

  10. Common pink (Dianthus plumarius)

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Also edible are the flowers of invasive species and those that may become invasive in a few years. We do not recommend planting them in gardens, but eating their flowers can be a kind of fight against these undesirable species in the Polish landscape. So pick the flowers of the following plants at will:

  • Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium) 

  • New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

  • Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

  • Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)

  • Beach rose (Rosa rugosa)


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