The spectacular colors and the array of petal formations in this flower mix make it a great choice for borders and mass plantings. This annual’s edible flowers—the petals are tangy and sweet—are also good for cutting and arranging. This European native has been used for thousands of years in creams to soothe irritated skin and resolve other inflammatory problems.
- Self-sowing, hardy annual
- Spectacular mix of colors and petal formations
- Plants grow to 20-24 inches tall
- Blossoms are edible
- Great for container gardens
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors 1/4" deep. Transplant outdoors after last frost. Can also be directly sown outdoors after the last frost. Prefers light well-drained soil and will tolerate dry conditions. Good cut flower. Calendula petals are edible and have a tangy slightly sweet flavor.
- Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 5-15 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 6-18” Apart
- Light: Sun/Partial Shade
Ratings & Reviews
Attract Pollinators & Hummingbirds
These did well in our New England garden. They attracted fat bumble bees, butterflies, and we had a couple of ruby throated hummingbirds visiting these calendulas. They are super bright and beautiful. We will be growing these again.
These calendula flowers are easy to grow and low maintenance. I planted them several years ago. They grow back every year. They are safe for children to play with.
A row of sunshine
These beauties were prolific this summer and so stunning! When macerated in a high quality olive oil they turned it a gorgeous yellow color!