Can You Compost Flowers?

Yes, like most plants, flowers can be used as a composting ingredient. Flowers would be considered a green composting material (source of nitrogen). Dried-up flowers would be considered a brown compost material.

Please note that you should avoid using any flowers that died due to some sort of plant disease. You should also avoid flowers that have been exposed to chemical pesticide. If the flowers were given as a gift then make sure you separate the ribbons and wires. Those parts shouldn’t be thrown into the compost pile.


Flower Compost