I love my zinnias in my vegetable garden. They are so beautiful and I love the new streaked varieties. They are a double zinnia and are so interesting to look at and the pollinators like them. I know if I was a bee, I would visit them!
They are also an edible flower-check out this article on eating them and recipes at: arcadiafarms.net
2011 EDIBLE FLOWER LIST
There are many flowers that are edible and beautiful either in regular garden or vegetable garden. I like to put all kinds of flowers in the veggie garden—some pollinators, attractors, and edible. I like the entrance to the veggie garden beautiful. Following is the list of edible flowers that will be planted or are already on the property:
Lavender (in existing different area)
Nasturtiums-Alaska Tip Top
Roses (in different existing area)
Black Oil Seed sunflower (for the birds!)