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12 Edible Flowers You Can Grow at Home (And How to Use Them)

By Jaime Morrison Curtis |

I love gardening, in fact, my daughter and I take great joy in cultivating our little “Backyard Farm“. For the most part we grow vegetables, but we also have gorgeous roses bushes and bulbs that deliver beautiful flowers throughout the year, which we snip and display around the house or bring to school for teacher. These colorful little blossoms bring a little dose of happiness wherever they go, and growing and using them is a great activity for bonding with your children and teaching them about nature and where food comes from. This year we are also cultivating some edible flowers that we can use to display, cook with, and even give away as little gifts. Let me tell you about 12 Edible Flowers you can grow at home, what they taste like, and how to use edible flowers in a variety of ways…

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12 Edible Flowers You Can Grow at Home (And How to Use Them)

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The purple blooms make a stunning garnish for cakes and champagne, and add a sweet floral flavor to sauces.
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Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), founding editor at Prudent Baby, LA Kids Editor at DailyCandy, and mother to three-year-old Scarlet Jane. Read bio and latest posts → Read Jaime's latest posts →

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6 thoughts on “12 Edible Flowers You Can Grow at Home (And How to Use Them)

  1. jen says:

    I love the idea of edible flowers. Are there certain varieties of each that are better for eating/cooking with?

  2. Nancy Saccoccio says:

    Very interesting article Jamie. I was not aware of tuberous begonias being edible.
    I just took a big bite of a leaf. It was delicious! Roses, calendula, orchids blossoms and lilac are also edible. I think!

  3. Nancy Saccoccio says:

    Tuberous Begonia Begonia X tuberosa ONLY HYBRIDs are edible. The flowers and stems contain oxalic acid and should not be consumed by individuals suffering from gout, kidneystones, or rheumatism. Further, the flower should be eaten in strick moderation. Tastes like: crisp, sour, lemony

  4. Jenni says:

    Hi
    Thanks for the great article. My kids and I just got done reading an American Girl book which describe how struggling families made salads out of dandelion leaves during the Great Depression.

  5. Patricia says:

    They forgot to mention Rose Petals, they are also edible, and beautiful on cakes to, and in salad and fruit salad.

  6. Jenn says:

    you forgot to add the most flavorful flower of all, Roses! they are so yum in cold desserts, in syrups and just by themselves, candied rose petals.

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