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Edible Flowers

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    Can anyone please direct me to a site that has edible flowers that could be grown in the South east Queensland area?

    Or if anyone does this can you advise me please?

    I want our front yard to evolve into a food source that isn’t quite evident as a food source. I don’t know anything about this and wish to keep horticulturalist DH out of it otherwise I will get more strange looks 😆

    Thankyou.

    #350138

    Oops for got to add I would prefer Australian sites as all I seem to be able to find is American sites, useful but want to make sure it is relevant to Australia.

    #350139
    paradisi
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    pansy

    calendula

    rose

    nasturtium

    #350140
    roundthebend
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    Don’t know of any oz sites:shrug:

    But add day lily to paradisis list………..yum

    #350141
    paradisi
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    and apparently crucifix orchids are edible and some of the more expensive show orchids – tho you have to be careful a lot aren’t edible

    some of the natives are edible – any native specialists??? are you on this site doug??

    wattle flowers are for sure, some of the bottlebrushes are loaded with nectar and that bits edible, ditto for greviliea

    #350142
    creeker
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    #350143

    :p

    I thought I had seen one but couldn’t find it

    *sigh* stupid flu is making blind.

    #350144
    meg53
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    Nasturtiums are great the orange flowers are edible tasty and great in salads. They provide great ground cover and grow like weeds in our garden.

    English lavender flowers are edible, whether they grow in Queensland I’m not sure?

    Violets can be used for decoration but ditto as above.

    It’s lovely to grow flowers that are both pretty and useful.

    According to Lyn’s book organically grown “calendula, dianthus, nasturtium, pansy, viola and common violet can be used in small quantities”.

    Good luck, keep us posted.:tup:

    Meg

    #350145
    Anja
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    Small (young) nasturtium leaves are also edible in salads. Older ones are too but the start getting tougher.

    #350146

    Thanks guys. I will be finding seeds to strew soon!

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