A List of Annual Flowers
For Your Edible Garden



Here's a handy list of annual flowers for when you're looking for a flowering plant to fill in your edible landscape. Click on the links to find out more.

Note that some of these flowers are not edible; they're just flowers on annual plants that have other edible parts. Make sure you know what you're eating!

Ready? Here we go:

  • Arugula (Eruca vesicaria) -- clusters of white edible flowers
  • Borago officinalis L. (borage)
  • Broccoli (some varieties are perennial)
  • Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium)
  • Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
  • Cornflower (Centaurea cynaus)
  • Cauliflower (the part you eat is the flower)
  • Clover
  • Dill (Dill weed, Anethum graveolens)
  • Garland chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum coronarium) -- petals, greens
  • German chamomile (Matricaria recutita)
  • Honeysuckle (nectar edible)
  • Mustard (Brassica species)
  • Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)
  • Peas (Pisum sativum)
  • Poppy (Papaver somniferum) -- only poppy seed is edible; the rest of the plant is toxic
  • Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) -- small yellow flowers
  • Radish Flowers (Raphanus sativus)
  • Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius)
  • Scarlet Runner Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)
  • Squash (all kinds are annual, from acorn squash to zucchini)
  • Summer savory (Satureja hortensis)



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