(Calendula officinalis) It’s difficult to be grumpy in a patch of calendula. These plants are like old friends you can always come back to for good cheer and an unabashedly sunny outlook on life. Our mix spans oranges, yellows, whites, and flashback types (with red backs to the petals) all crossing freely to create this diverse gene pool. Easy to grow and happily reseeds to claim its corner in the garden year after year. Often used as a medicinal herb in hand salves for its healing qualities for abrasions and cracked skin. Edible flowers.
55 days. WF, WGS, UO
Packet: 50 seeds
Product Code: CAL-MX-pkt
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Sow indoors 4-6 weeks before your last frost.
Transplant out after last frost.
May direct seed in early Spring after last frost.
Note: Hardy reseeding annual.
6-10" between plants in rows 12" apart.
7-14 days @ soil temp 60-85F
Full sun to part shade.
Average. Grow in all soils although well-drained, fertile, and evenly moist soil is preferred.
Edible flowers are perfect for tea, salves, tincture, oils, and for sprinkling on cakes, salads, etc.
Cut, edible, and medicinal flowers.
You may pinch when 8-9" tall to encourage branching.
Harvest flowers when 1/3 open and expect a vase life of 6-7 days.