Calendula

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Description

Calendula officinalis, commonly called pot marigold, is a popular annual that is grown in beds and borders for its daisy or chrysanthemum-like bright yellow to deep orange flowers which in cool climates appear over a long summer to fall bloom period. The species is an Old World potherb and garden plant that was quite popular in England at the time of Shakespeare. It typically grows 1-2’ tall and as wide. Although the flowers and leaves are somewhat bitter tasting, they are edible and may be added fresh or dried to soups, salads or rice dishes for both color and flavor. Aromatic, lance-shaped to oblong-obovate green leaves (to 6” long).

Plant Details

Plants

Latin Name:
Calendula officinalis
Plant Type:
Annual Herb
Care :
Easily grown in average, moderately fertile, well-drained soils in full sun. Plants generally appreciate some part afternoon shade in hot summer climates, but become leggy in too much shade. Deadhead spent flowers to promote additional bloom. If plants be
Light Requirements:
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun
Habit:
Bushy habit.
Plant Height:
12-24 Inches
Plant Width:
12-24 Inches
Foliage:
Aromatic, oblong green leaves.
Bloom:
Bright orange or yellow flowers
Zone:
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
Special Features:
  • Black Walnut Tolerant
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Container Use
  • Cut/Dried Flower