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Fav. herbs for their pretty flowers

Posted by MeMyselfAndI 5/6 central OH (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 15, 03 at 23:21

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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RE: Fav. herbs for their pretty flowers

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


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  • Posted by jkom51 Z9 CA/Sunset 17 (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 16, 03 at 11:38

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


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Chives and Cilantro.


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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.


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


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chamomile, dill, bergamot


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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!


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