Edible Flowers Seed Collection by Piccolo
New In - these might be my new favourite thing! Beautifully designed seed packets, made by the talented guys from Piccolo. Each packet has a beautiful contemporary illustration and contains all the information you need to successfully grow from seed. There's no excuse not to grow your own now! Oh and also their packaging is made from sustainable and recyclable materials.
The Edible Flowers Collection Contains:
Blue & White Borage Flowers Mix (50 Seeds) - Borage, also known as starflower, is an edible ornamental and medical plant. According to Pliny the Elder, when borage leaves and petals are put into wine, it ‘makes men and women glad and merry, and drives away all sadness, dullness and melancholy’. With such commendations, it’s no surprise that the Blue and White Flowered Mix variety has became a favourite in modern mixology, being used to garnish cocktails such as the gin-based Pimm’s Cup.
Calendula (45 Seeds) - Erfurter Orangefarbige is a variety of calendula bred specifically for its medicinal virtues. Although the whole plant has long been used as a culinary and medicinal herb, the bright orange flowers alone are recommended for kitchen use today, since the leaves are very bitter. The flowers are mild tasting and slightly sweet, and can be used both in savoury and sweet dishes.
Roman Chamomile (700 seeds) - a perennial, small and creeping plant with daisy-like flowers. The plant has a wonderful, sweet, fruity scent and is commonly used to make herbal infusions for medicinal uses.
Blue Pepe Nasturtium (10 seeds) - a unique European variety bred specifically for culinary use. The name is derived from its wonderful steel-blue leaves with purplish undersides. The flowers themselves are also edible and their bright-red hue makes an attractive addition to salads, as well as being perfect for garnishing stir fries. The leaves have a slightly peppery taste, reminiscent of watercress. The flavour becomes spicier when the flowers are grown in sunnier, hotter weather.