There are literally dozens of varieties of edible flowers to be found in the Prairie garden, including those of Bee Balm (Monarda didyma), Borage (Borago officinalis), Pot Marigold (Calendula officinalis), Daylily (Hemerocallis spp.), Clove Pinks (Dianthus caryophyllus), Hollyhock (Althaea rosea), Japanese Honeysuckle vine (Lonicera japonica), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia.), Lilac (Syringa vulgaris), Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus), Pansy (Viola spp.), Rose (Rosa spp.), Tulip (Tulipa spp.) [Note: tulip bulbs are toxic.], and Violet (Viola odorata) among the most common.
There are 60 species but the main garden favourite, thought to have some rust resistance, is Alcea rosea , also known as Althaea rosea, with flowers of purple, pink, red, white or yellow on long stems.