Fav. herbs for their pretty flowers

MeMyselfAndI(5/6 central OH)June 15, 2003

Almost every store, catalog, and seed display has herbs separated from flowers and they don't usually offer much, if any, info. about the flowers. They just talk about eating it or using it for various home remedies.

So, besides the obvious ones that are also sold as flowers (like echinacea, lavender, salvia, nasturtiums, etc...) what are your favorite herbs that make flowers pretty enough to grow for their appearance?

I like borage and rosemary.

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woodviolet

Chives. Blossoms are a nice color with an upright habit (and of course I eat them, too.)

    Bookmark   June 16, 2003 at 9:10AM
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jkom51(Z9 CA/Sunset 17)

Common garden sage has lovely purple spikes! And of course, lavender is the ultimate herb/flowering plant.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2003 at 11:38AM
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Wendy_the_Pooh(z5/6 NY)

Chives and Cilantro.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2003 at 1:17PM
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ocbird(9CA)

I also love chive flowers, and edible sage. My sage flowered for the first time this spring and I was amazed! (i'm easily amazed...)

Bee balm is also very pretty, and lime scented thyme.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2003 at 6:21PM
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quiltguy154(5-6 PA)

Don't forget borage! Sky blue[white variety also] star-shaped flowers. They reseed readily. Bees and butterflies love the flowers too.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2003 at 10:04PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

chamomile, dill, bergamot

    Bookmark   August 9, 2011 at 11:10AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

I know they're not really herbs, but the onions that didn't get big enough to eat last summer are making awesome light purple globe flowers now. Tall (about 3 ft.) and beautiful!

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 9:46AM
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