Calendula is, arguably, one of the most useful flowers you can grow! The petals are edible and the whole flower is a powerful medicine for body care recipes. This is a compact mix of single and semi-double forms, the open-petaled blooms of 'Oopsy Daisy' are tipped in glowing orange. Like tiny little suns! Easy to grow, it thrives in the cooler weather of Spring and Fall. I am able to grow it year round in zone 9b.
Soil: Calendula is tolerant of ordinary soil, yet prefers optimal conditions that offer rich, nutritious organic soil. Calendula does well naturalized in meadows and herb gardens, as well as in the flower border. (It reseeds freely!)
Planting: When direct sowing in the garden, or in a seed tray, press seed ½” below the surface of soft soil, cover with soil, press gently, and water. Keep in full sun, lightly watered until germination and plants appear.
Seeds can be started indoors in seed trays 3-4 weeks before frost-free date and transplanted into the garden. For a continuous display, sow several times throughout the spring either in the garden or in seeds trays for transplant.
deer resistant, cut flower, good in containers, 8-12" h x 10" w
package contains equivalent of 2 seed heads, shipping included