Calendula – Erfurter

$3.48

These edible deep-orange blooms can be used in a variety of culinary creations. Calendula is also a powerful medicinal flower with numerous healing properties. Sprinkle salads, decorate cakes and summer meals, or add colour to hot drinks with these edible, tangy petals. The lovely double flowers are deep orange from spring to fall. A great cool-season cutting flower with straight, sturdy stems. Can grow to 45-60 cm (18-24″).

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Description

Botanical name
Calendula officinalis

Family
Asteraceae

Spacing
4 plants per square foot in 2 rows 15 cm (6″) apart

Depth
6 mm (¼”)

Requirements
Enjoys full sun but will tolerate part shade. Will thrive in a rock garden. pH 5.5-7

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 7-14 days

Pests
Calendula is highly resistant and will attract butterflies.

Timing
Sow indoors in March for outdoor planting in April. Maintain darkness until germination occurs. Or direct sow in the garden before the last frost.

Growing
Calendula is easy to grow and maintain. Pinch back young plants to encourage bushier foliage.

Harvest
Start in mid summer, for 16 weeks

Season
Cool, annual

Links
Interesting short video discussing the healing properties of calendula. Further references are given for instructions on how to make preparations.