How to Dehydrate Flowers
People often ask us if there’s some way to save leftover edible flowers. Unfortunately, most varieties don’t freeze well. However, we’ve discovered that many larger flowers can be dehydrated while maintaining a certain amount of their visual charm. (See Uses for Dehydrated Edible Flowers)
We sell many types of edible flowers so we tested a few to see how they hold up when dehydrated. Below is the method we used and the results for the specific varieties we’ve tested. It’s important to note that dried flowers are quite fragile – so be gentle with them.
Lay the flowers out on the trays in single layers.
In our experience thinner flowers take 4-8 hours to dry while thicker varieties (rose buds, etc) can take 1-2 days.
We recommend dehydrating these varieties: