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Edible Flower FAQs

Check out these questions and answers for more info about ordering edible flowers. If you need to know more then please do get in touch and we'll be happy to help.

Are all flowers edible?
No, only certain flowers are edible. Some plants and flowers are highly toxic.

How do I know which flowers are safe to eat?
All of the flowers you see on this website are edible. Check out other reputable sources like the Royal Horticultural Society for lists of edible flowers. Please see our guide on using edible flowers safely.

Can I order edible flowers online?
Yes, in our online shop you can easily choose, book delivery and pay for your edible flowers.

How can I pay at the online shop?
You can pay securely by PayPal or credit/debit card in the online shop. All transactions are made securely by professional payment merchant systems. The Flower Deli never sees or stores your card details.

For customers paying for non-courier delivery outside the online shop, you can pay by PayPal, bank transfer or cash on delivery.

Where do you deliver?
We deliver to mainland UK and our delivery prices shown on the website are for mainland UK. If you would like delivery to other areas of the UK please get in touch and we will do our best to help.

How do I know which flowers to buy?
Our online shop and Flowers section says when flowers are in season, whether they are available now and ideas for use. We have put together edible flower collections in our shop for cakes, savoury dishes and cocktails too. If you need help then do get in touch.

Can I choose a colour scheme?
Yes, you can add notes to your order in the online shop. If you have a particular colour scheme you would like us to work to, please let us know and we will do our best to help.

When will my flowers arrive?
You can choose Thursday, Friday or Saturday delivery either guaranteed before 12 noon or 4pm. If you provide a mobile telephone number at the checkout our courier will send a text message giving a delivery time on the day of delivery. Your edible flowers will be picked, packed and dispatched the day before for overnight delivery. 

Can I book a date in advance?
Yes, you don't need to wait until a couple of days before to buy your edible flowers and book delivery.

How much does delivery cost?
Please see our Delivery Prices page.

What should I do when my edible flowers arrive?
Open the outer packaging and cardboard box as soon as you can and put the punnet of edible flowers in the fridge. Keep them sealed and refrigerated until you use them. The cardboard box can be recycled and the punnet can be composted as it is made from plants not plastic, by Vegware.

How long will the edible flowers last?
On average a few days but some last better than others. Delicate flowers with thin petals like phlox and borage are at their best when used straight away. Tougher flowers like snapdragons and the large dianthus tend to last longer. All flowers should be kept sealed and refrigerated in the punnet. Do not eat flowers which are rotten or past their best.