This sunshine-y variety has bright yellow, medium-sized flowers, with occasional bright orange blooms. Edible Calendula flowers are used as natural food colorants, dyes, and salad mixes.
Medicinally, this strain of Calendula has the highest concentration of resins prized by herbalists. (It’s the sticky part on the green base of the flower). This is one of the 4C herbs I use as the base for all of my body care.
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.
Easy to grow! I started seeds Spring 2023, they bloomed through Fall, overwintered and just started to bloom for a 2nd year (2/2024)
package is the equivalent of 2 seed heads. Shipping included.