Edible Flowers

Although edible flowers may add a subtle taste, they're most often used as decoration. (Warning: The pollen of some flowers may cause a reaction in those who suffer from asthma or hayfever.)

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wild tricolor pansies are both edible and admired DK - How To Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Wild pansy, Viola tricolor; 5 inches high, 6 inches wide, Full sun, Partial or dappled shade, Moist soil, Hardiness zone 12-1

pot marigolds are both edible and admired DK - How To Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Pot marigold, Calendula officinalis; 20 inches high, 16 inches wide, Full sun, Partial or dappled shade, Well-drained soil; H6-1

bergamot is both edible and admired DK - How To Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Bergamot, Monarda didyma; 3 feet high, 18 inches wide, Full sun, Partial or dappled shade, Moist soil, H9-1

summer wine roses are both edible and admired DK - How To Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Rose (scented species), eg Rosa 'Summer Wine'; 10 feet high, 7 feet wide, Full sun, Moist soil, H9-5

lavender is both edible and admired DK - How To Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a light, perfumed flavor. Grows to 3 feet high, 4 feet wide. Full sun, well-drained soil

zucchini blossoms are both edible and admired DK - How To Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

18 inches high, 3 feet wide, Full sun, Well-drained soil, Moist soil

nasturtiums are both edible and admired DK - How To Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Nasturtium, Tropaeolum majus Alaska Series; 12 inches high, 18 inches wide, Full sun, Moist soil, H9-1

loddon royalist are both edible and admired DK - How To Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'; 3 feet high, 24 inches wide, Full sun, Moist soil, H8-1

annual mallow are both edible and admired DK - How To Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Annual mallow, Malope trifida; 3 feet high, 10 inches wide, Full sun, Moist soil, H8-1

french marigolds are both edible and admired DK - How To Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

French marigold (Tagetes) offer a spicy flavor. Grows to 9 inches high, 12 inches wide. Needs full sun, well-drained soil. (Pictured: Gem Series 'Tangerine Gem')

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