Tagged: primrose

Edible flowers Gardenia to Runner Beans

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Gardenia (Gardenia jasmine idea). Flavor: light, sweet

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Gladiolus (Gladiolus species). Flavor: lettuce like

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Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis). Flavor: tart, acidic, floral

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Hollyhock (Alcea rosa). Flavor: bland, lettuce-like

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Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica). Flavor: sweet, nectar/honey. Berries are poisonous! Don’t eat!

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Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis). Flavor: herbal, slightly medicinal

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Impatiens (Impatiens wallerana). Flavor: bland, lettuce-like

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Jasmine (Jasminum sambac). Flavor: delicate and sweet. Caution! Other flowers with Jasmine in the name may be poisonous. Be certain it is this species ONLY,

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Johnny Jump-ups / Violets (Viola tricolor). Flavor: slightly sweet and floral

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Lavender (Lavendula species). Flavor: strong floral, slightly perfumey

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Lemon Verbena (Aloysia triphylla). Flavor: lemony

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Lilac (Syringa vulgaris). Flavor: strongly floral, lemony

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Mallow (Malvasia sylvestris). Flavor: delicate and sweet

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Marigold (Tagetes tenuifolia). Flavor: spicy, slightly bitter, a little minty

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Marjoram (Origanum majorana). Flavor: tastes like the herb, but milder

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Mint (Mentha species). Flavor: well, uh… Minty.

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Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus). Flavor: slightly spicy, mild, sweeter horseradish

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Okra (Abelmoschus aesculentus). Flavor: similar to squash blossoms

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Pansy (Viola wittrockiana). Flavor: sweet, tart, slightly minty

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Pea (Pisum species). Flavor: tastes like peas!

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Pineapple Guava (Feijoa sellowiana). Flavor: sweet and flavorful

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Primrose (Primula vulgaris). Flavor: blandly sweet

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Radish (Raphanus sativa). Flavor: milder radish flavor

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Redbud (Cercis canadensis). Flavor: mildly sweet, lettuce-like

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Rose (Rosa rugosa and Rosa gallica). Flavor: sweet and strongly aromatic. Stronger scent = stronger flavor

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Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis). Flavor: pine-like, but sweeter than the herb

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Runner Bean (Phaseolus coccineus). Flavor: nectar, with bean-like overtones