BOTANICAL NAME: Calendula officinalis
DESCRIPTION:Selected for resins and medicinal strength. Mostly single and yellow-orange. Edible 3" double daisy-like blooms in hot colors. Likes cool weather, and will bloom through frost to 25 degrees. Quick and easy color scattered among vegetables. For a true cottage garden classic, combine with cornflowers in a bed of salad greens, then scatter the petals like confetti in the salad. Adds color to soups, desserts, cheeses and veggies plates. Medicinal for skin ointments and anti-oxidant. This is one of the gentlest and yet most useful of herbs, a must in every medicine chest. Anti-fingal, wound-healing, and soothing. Stimulates the liver, gall bladder, and uterus, soothes the digestive systems, supports the heart. It is indispensable in skin care, reducing inflammation, controlling bleeding, and healing damaged or irritated tissue.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION:
Annual or Perennial/ Zones 9-10/Height 18-24"/Spacing 12"
WHEN TO PLANT: very early spring through fall
GERMINATION DAYS: 21-28
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/2 to 1"
SEEDS PER PACKET: 50
SEED CODE: O
DAYS TO MATURITY :
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start seed in flats and transplant 12" apart. Can be planted anytime the weather is above freezing and the ground can be worked. Plant in any soil, but it will do best in a rich soil. Grows in full sun or partial shade. Resseds easily. Calendula is a hardy annual that grows to a height of 18". Harvest flowers when just fully open, picking flowers will increase bloom.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Bee Friendly, Edible Flower