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).

Additional information

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

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Habit

Bushy habit.

Plant Height

12-24 Inches

Plant Width

12-24 Inches

Foliage

Aromatic, oblong green leaves.

Bloom

Bright orange or yellow flowers

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