Drinks decorated with sprigs of mauve borage flowers and foliage

Edible flowers to grow

There are more edible flowers than you might think – we recommend 10 to try.

A surprising number of flowers are edible and they make a colourful and interesting addition to drinks and dishes.

Aside from favourites like rose petals and viola petals, you could also find yourself eating the flowers of courgettes and primroses. You don’t just have to use them as a decorative garnish either; many flowers have intense flavours that work well in different recipes.

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