Although not technically a common staple in American kitchens, peony petals can be used in salads, desserts, soups and more. As an added bonus, this beautiful flower also attracts pollinators, including bees and butterflies. Being a perennial, if well cared for, these plants can live for 100-plus years.
Hardy to Zone 3, growing well as far south as Zones 7 and 8, peonies typically grow best when exposed to full sun and planted in well-drained soil. Also, to promote good air circulation, plant them between three and four feet apart. Learn more here.