Includes 6 varieties (2 each) of some of Gilbertie’s prettiest flowering herbs that are also edible. You can make lovely salads with Nasturtium petals & leaves, Blue Borage, Calendula and Marigold petals, and even Hollyhock petals! Whether using as a garnish or a seasoning, all of these are “Eye Candy” for food and will delight your senses.
Perfect color palette in your herb garden. Hollyhocks grow tall, while Nasturtiums tend to sprawl.
2x Blue Borage
2x Black Hollyhock
2x Lavender – Grosso
2x Calendula – Kablouna
2x Marigold – Red Gem
2x Nasturtium – Jewel mix
Nasturtium Jewel Mix
Edible Flower: Use the flowers as garnishes, or stuff with soft cheese. The flowers can be minced and added to butters and the immature seed heads can be pickled. Nasturtiums are a popular choice for adding color to salad mix. Peppery-flavored foliage is also edible.
Annual in all zones
Borage flowers have a delicate cucumber-like flavor and are pretty, edible garnishes for both green and fruit salads and cool summer drinks. Freeze the sky-blue flowers inside ice cubes to accent herbal iced teas and festive punch or candy them for decorations.
Easy to grow
Biennial Zones 3-9
Well-drained, fertile soil
Attracts bees, butterflies, hummingbirds
Blooms mid-late summer through fall
Lavandula x intermedia ‘Grosso’
This is the most fragrant of all Lavenders and the one most often used for scenting perfumes and sachets. In addition to outstanding fragrance, it is remarkable for its abundance of exceptionally long spikes of deep violet flowers that stand well above the compact foliage.
Deer & rabbit-resistant
Beautiful daisy-like flowers feed pollinators, are good for informal bouquets and are also edible. Blossoms can be snipped from their stems, dried and added to soups, salads and stews.
Attracts butterflies, bees
Blooms summer to fall
Marigold – “Red Gem”
Peppery, citrus-like flavor best suited as an edible garnish.
Blooms summer to fall.