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Herbs & Edible Flowers

It is surprising how many flowers growing in our gardens are edible. Edible flowers have been used for years in cooking or as decorations for various dishes. Today many fine restaurants around the world are using more edible flowers to enhance salads with their colour, texture and intriguing flavours, as well as for decoration on appetisers, starters, cakes and many other dishes. Our Edible flowers can be used fresh as a garnish or as an integral part of a dish, such as a salad. They can be candied, frozen in ice cubes and added to beverages, made into jellies and jams, used to make teas or wines, minced and added to cheese spreads, herbal butters, pancakes, crepes, and waffles, the list goes on! Our Herbal flowers normally have the same flavour as their leaves, with the exceptions of chamomile and lavender blossoms where the flavour is usually more subtle. We have many more coming through all the time. It is always best to grow your own edible flowers & Herbs, and then you can be sure that they are clean, fresh and free from pests and disease. The majority of edible flowers & herbs are always best picked fresh from the garden the day you want to use them. Photos are a guide only. Seed Counts are approximate. Enjoy our selections. Bulk Buys are Available also Shipping Regular & Overnight Courier Service Available. Subject to Fees & Conditions
  • Aromatic leaves are a substitute for French tarragon.
    Sweet liquorice flavour brightens salads and main dishes. The edible, pretty, golden-yellow flowers bloom all summer.

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    NZ$ 5.95
  • Astro arugula seeds produce a plant with leaves that are less lobed and more strap-like. It has a milder flavour than regular arugula. Astro is perfect for baby greens in early spring and fall - even in winter, as it's very cold hardy. Baby greens are ready to cut in only 21 days. Arugula is very well suited to micro-green growing. As micro-greens it is delicious and tender, strongly flavoured, but delicate on the palate. With a nutty, spicy taste that is sometimes pungent or peppery, arugula really perks up salads, sandwiches, and even pizza. It is very cold hardy, and has a milder flavour when grown in cool weather. High in Vitamin A and potassium.

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    NZ$ 5.00
  • Brightly coloured flowers for pots and summer bedding. Flowers are edible and ideal in salads. Height 20cm. Hardy annual.
    Often known as the 'Pot Marigold' - a reference to its use in cooking. The edible petals can be used fresh in salads or dried and used to colour cheeses. Often used as a substitute to Saffron for colouring. Used also in soups and in the Middle East in a lot of traditional dishes.

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    NZ$ 4.95
  • These familiar, charming, brightly-coloured pompoms on fuzzy grey stems, are well loved by humans and attractive to beneficial hover-flies. Blue Boy is at home in borders, with herbs, or in the kitchen garden. Direct sow Blue Boy cornflower seeds at repeated intervals to extend bloom. Blue Boy has the traditional vivid blue blossoms, tall growing for masses of cut flowers. Centaurea flowers also dry particularly well. Tear fresh flower petals for use in salads, teas, or fancy drinks. Plant height 90cm. It is drought tolerant once established.

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    NZ$ 5.00
  • Early variety. Rustic large leafed with smooth rounded light green leaves. Don't pick the leaf if you want to have the flowers. Pick the fresh flowers just before use. Cleaning them in cold water. Do not use chemical products during their cultivation.
    Beautiful blue colour, pleasant bitter flavour. Risotto, salads.
    Sow in spring and summer.

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    NZ$ 6.50
    2022-23
  • Lofty, feathery leaf structure for a pleasant texture when eating. Good cilantro flavour. Texture, flavour, and visual appeal are best when plants are young; so, we recommend baby-leaf production rather than for full-size bunching. Makes a great garnish for Asian and Latin American cuisine. Chefs will love it! Looks great and makes for less chopping in the kitchen. A perfect addition to fish tacos.

    ' Attracts Beneficial Insects: if allowed to flower, provides pollen and nectar for beneficial insects such as, bees, hoverflies, and tachinid flies.

    ' Edible Flowers: Use the flowers raw because the flavour fades quickly when cooked. Sprinkle to taste on salads, bean dishes, chicken, and spicy Southwestern dishes. Flavour is of mild cilantro.

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    NZ$ 5.00
  • Market and culinary standard. A very dark green selection of the Moss Curled type. Use it for garnishes, salads, and cooking. It performs well in containers and the field, allowing for multiple cuttings per season from one planting. Upright leaves make harvesting easy. Tolerates light frost.

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    NZ$ 5.50
  • The aptly named Emerald Tower basil towers above all other varieties, growing 60-90cm tall in a compact column. This Genovese type works well in the ground, in containers, and hydroponics, with lush, dark green, flavorful leaves. Emerald Tower blooms up to eight weeks later than other basil, providing multiple cuts throughout the summer.

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    NZ$ 5.50
  • These perky little flowers are old-fashioned heirloom favourites and look like miniature pansies with lavender, yellow, and white faces. Sow seeds 0.6cm deep, and they should germinate in 12-14 days. These seeds self-sow fairly readily. These look rather good in containers, and their flowers are edible. Simply pick some of the fresh flowers and scatter them over salads and summer meals.

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    NZ$ 4.95
  • These are the old traditional heritage Borage Seeds. Large, fuzzy, cucumber-scented leaves and vivid blue flowers attract bees all summer long. Usually grown for the bees and flowers, young leaves can be cooked like spinach or used in salads. Also known as the star flower because of the arrangement of its petals, the flowers have a light cucumber flavour and will stun with their vivid blue petals. A dramatic use is to make ice cubes with the petals frozen into them and drop into cold drinks. Borage seeds contain oils with the highest concentration (20% to 30%) of the fatty acid GLA, even higher than Evening Primrose. Altogether a versatile, attractive and useful herb, add starry blue flowers to salads, drinks, berry desserts for visual appeal. Borage may self sow. It is attractive to bumblebees.

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    NZ$ 5.00
  • An excellent alternative to vegetative varieties. Deep purple flowers bloom the first year on large, dense spikes. Plants are bushy, uniform, and well-branched. Winter hardy.

    ' Edible Flowers: The flowers can be used to garnish desserts and as a distinct flavour element in baked goods. Flavour is sweet and floral, and pair well with citrus, berries, nuts, mint, and cinnamon.

    These can be also grown for their oil content and strong fragrant. These seeds are from our support farm in

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    NZ$ 7.00
  • Is frequently called Tulsi. In Thailand, it is called Kaphrao, and used as a culinary herb. Holy basil is easy to grow from seeds, and it thrives in the heat of summer. Try growing in containers or in your herb garden. It is highly fragrant.

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    NZ$ 5.50
  • A true spicy oregano. Strong oregano aroma and flavour; great for pizza and Italian cooking. Characteristic dark green leaves with white flowers.

    ' Attracts Beneficial Insects: provides pollen and nectar for beneficial insects such as bees, hoverflies, lacewing larva, parasitic wasps, and tachinid flies.

    ' Edible Flowers: The flowers have an oregano flavour and can be used in the same manner as the herb. They are especially good in pasta salads, green salads, and as a fresh pizza topping.

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    NZ$ 6.00
  • This is an annual plant about 30cm tall. Easy to grow dwarf variety with a notable decorative effect from its large flowers. Pick the fresh flowers just before use and clean them in cold water. Spicy flavour for salads, use as a garnish and they are excellent with cheese. These have been grown solely for the Edible Selection.

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    NZ$ 6.00
  • Phacelia tanacetifolia. Pale, mauve-blue, fragrant flowers unfold like ferns at the top of long leafy stems and attracts bees from miles around. The delicate, lacy foliage bears a resemblance to yarrow. It fits in the vegetable garden as a cover crop or in a garden bed for quirky purple flowers. Direct sow Purple Tansy seeds at three week intervals from spring onwards and expect a staggered, much extended bloom period. Phacelia grows to 60cm in full sun or part shade. Plant Phacelia any place where pollination has not been sufficient, as it is such a lure for pollinators. It's a good companion plant for any of the Cucurbits - cucumbers, melons, and squashes.

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    NZ$ 6.00
  • Pink and maroon tipped petals surround a bright yellow centre streaked with distinctive black markings. Rose Antique are hybrid pansies that are heat tolerant, but also have strong overwintering ability. Masses of flowers appear atop short plants that only grow 15-25cm tall. This is a good candidate for containers or edging, and it looks great around the edges of raised vegetable beds. The flowers are edible, and are sensational if they are candied before adding to fancy desserts.

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    NZ$ 5.50
  • Vibrant long-blooming mixture. Produced more flowers and bloomed for a longer period than any other mix in our trials. Nicely sized 4 to 5" blooms in shades of creamy yellow, lemon yellow, wine red, pink, and bicolour combinations. Well-branched plants produce thin, 15 to 45" long, stiff stems. Earlier to flower than Autumn Beauty. Good choice for garden beds, farmscaping, and casual bouquets. Blooms produce a very small amount of pollen.

    ' Edible Flowers: Flower buds can be fried, and the petals used as a garnish in salads and desserts; the flavour is bittersweet

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    NZ$ 6.50
  • Scarlet flowers stand out amid the dark blue-green foliage of this old-fashioned favourite. The compact, mounded plant habit makes it especially suitable for containers or as an edging plant.

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    NZ$ 6.00
  • Wild Natural type with dark green leaves. Slow-bolting, vigorous plants. Mild, sweet anise flavour. Popular for salads, microgreens, and garnishing.

    ' Edible Flowers: Chervil's flowers are edible, and used to garnish salads. Flavour is of mild liquorice.

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    NZ$ 5.50
  • The thyme flowers have a milder flavour than the leaves and can be used in soups or salads. This perennial herb grows in almost any soil type and is drought resistant once established. This plant grows easily from seed and spreads rapidly as an attractive ground cover.

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    NZ$ 4.00
  • Is the standard green headed variety, which grows up to 170cm tall. It produces excellent quality, tight, compact, good size heads with a sweet flavour and a tender texture. It has attractive large thistle like blooms if allowed to flower. Harvest in the second year.

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    NZ$ 3.50
  • Has a strong aroma but mild flavor, so it can be substituted for sweet basil. Forms a compact bush with small leaves and grows well in a pot.

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    NZ$ 6.50
  • This variety of Italian origin has eye-catching purple heads with silvery-grey leaves. It matures later than the green types, but with an arguably finer flavour. 6ft (1.8m) approx.

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    NZ$ 6.95
  • Summer purslane adds a slightly tangy note to soups and stir-fries, and its juicy leaves can be used to add texture to salads. Culinary aspects aside, purslane is also an all-around healthy food that contains a whole range of health-boosting nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidant vitamins and minerals.

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    NZ$ 6.00
  • This herb is a great culinary variety and a lovely garden plant. It has purple veined leaves and an impressive pink edible flower. It is also taller than many basil cultivars. It is very attractive to bees and other pollinators.

    Herb Usage: Use in the same way as normal basil. All parts of the flower, leaves and stems are edible, although some might find the camphor scent strong in this variety, as with all Basil it will make a great pesto and can be used as a seasoning in soups and salads, particularly those featuring tomato, green beans or chicken. Also can be added to a nice glass of gin.

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    NZ$ 8.00
  • Golden Purslane is an excellent salad plant with mild flavored and succulent leaves which are attractively coloured yellow. This variety is rather rare.

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    NZ$ 6.00
  • Purslane has yellow flowers that occur singly or in small terminal clusters. When fully open, each flower is about .5 cm across. These flowers open up for a few hours during bright sunny mornings. Purslane flowers bloom from mid-summer through the early fall and lasts about 1 to 2 months. Each flower is replaced by a seed capsule that splits open around the middle to release the numerous small, black seeds. Leaves are spoon-like in shape and are succulent (fleshy). Purslane tends to be trailing plant and can grow to 10 cm in height.

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    NZ$ 6.00
  • Succulent small green leaves with very pretty pinky-red upright stems. Perfect for cut & come again, simply leave about 5cm and new leaves and stems will readily regrow. This summer variety will finish cropping with the first frosts.

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    NZ$ 6.00
  • Description:

    A good handful of coriander leaves added late will enhance any curry. Young coriander leaves are delicious in a salad of mixed leaves. Seeds are very quick growers.

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    NZ$ 4.95
  • Although adaptable to many climates it prefers temperate-hot weather and will not tolerate intense cold or frost. Plants produce large deeply lobed leaves medium green in colour. It has a robust, peppery/spicy flavour. It grows quickly and is a true cut and come again variety. Sowing instructions: Plant seeds 0.5 inches.

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    NZ$ 5.00
  • Sow these Salad Rocket Seeds in good quality seed compost to give them all they need. Plant out into final position when big enough and watch them yield amazing crops of tasty, fresh and healthy produce.

    Key Features
    Perfect for pots and containers

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    NZ$ 3.50

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