Calendula – Orange (Organic)


Also known as ‘Pot Marigold’. This is the classic calendula, producing abundant large orange blooms over a long season. We love calendula and would never go a season without it. It is really easy to grow and loved by humans and insects alike. There is something magical about finding bumblebees sleeping in calendula flowers early in the morning. The flowers are edible and make a great addition to salads. The petals have good medicinal properties and can be taken as an infusion in hot water or turned into a powerful tincture. Calendula’s medicinal actions include but are not limited to: anti-inflamatory, astringent, vulnery, and anti-microbial.

(Approximate seed count – 125)

When to sow: Sept/Mar-May

Spacing: 30x30cm

Calendula tips: Very easy to grow!
Can be sown direct in rows 30cm apart, or raised in modules and transplanted. Calendula is a hardy annual so in milder areas it can be sown in the autumn and over-wintered for early blooms the following year.
Top tip: be sure to remove the spent flowers regularly (aka dead-heading) to encourage the plant to produce more.