Annual. Loves cool weather! Blooms spring - early summer in cool climates and fall - spring in warm climates. 12-24" tall. Full sun. An old English Cottage Garden flower with bright orange & yellow double flowers. Also called Pot Marigold. The fresh edible petals are a colorful gourmet addition to salads. They can also be dried to use later for adding beautiful golden color to baked goods and egg dishes. A long-lasting cut or dried flower. Can be massed in borders or planted in containers.
When to plant outside: Cold climates: Sow in early spring, as soon as the soil can be worked. Warm climates: Sow in late summer to early fall for winter/spring bloom.
When to start inside: Sow 6-8 weeks before average last frost. Recommended in cold winter climates.
Special Germination Instructions: Calendula seed requires dark to germinate. Sow at depth of ?? to ??.
Harvesting: To harvest petals, pinch off flower heads then gently pull out the petals. If you wish to dry them for later use, lay them on a tray or large piece of paper in a single layer with good spacing between them to avoid overlapping and discoloration. Then place in a cool, dry location. When thoroughly dry, keep in an airtight container.
Calendula was named 2008 'Herb of the Year' by the International Herb Association.
Calendula Pacific Beauty Blend Seed
Pacifice Beauty Blend
"Spring, Early Summer"
When to Plant Outside:
As soon as soil can be worked
When to Plant Inside:
6-8 wks before avg last spring frost
Late Summer/Fall Sowing:
Bright orange & yellow.
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