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Calendula
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Our Price: $5.95
ZONE: Annual
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
SIZE: 24"H x 9"S
BLOOM: Orange, Spring - Summer
POT SIZE: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.

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Calendula officinalis

This hardy medicinal herb is in the same family as the chrysanthemum and sports daisy-like flowers that are packed with vitamins and potent medicinal benefits. Calendula can be used to flavor foods or to make dyes.

Known as 'Herb of the Sun', Calendulas have been held in high religious and spiritual regard for centuries by the Greeks, Mayans, Hindus. Calendula flowers are commonly used to adorn the altars of deceased relatives during the Mexican Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations.

Calendula is antiseptic, anti-fungal and has precursors for human hormones and Vitamin A, so it is strongly recommended by many holistic healers. Its gentle but potent ability to heal and reduce inflammation also makes it a wonderful addition to bath and beauty products, like bath infusions, face washes and shampoos. It can be used on animals as well. Taken internally as a soothing tea, it can also be used to treat stomach pain, inflamed lymph nodes and liver conditions.
Features
Zones: Annual

Size: 24"H x 9"S

Light: Full Sun

Bloom: Orange, Spring - Summer

Uses: Revered for its potent medicinal benefits, Calendula is one of the best natural antiseptic and healing herbs in the garden. Used in many commercial first aid and skin care products. Easily grown, the flowers can be turned into a salve, a tea or simply mashed and applied to external injuries to speed the healing process and reduce inflammation. Also a wonderful bath infusion and soothing face rinse. Calendula also adds a culinary flair to salads and fruit dishes. This gentle herb makes a great saffron substitute.

Tips: A hardy annual, Calendulas easily adapt to new environments, but prefer sunny, temperate climates. Sometimes referred to as "pot marigolds", they can be grown easily in containers or in the garden. Attractive to slugs and aphids, these are great companion plants for diverting the attention of hungry pests from your garden.

Does Not Grow Well Indoors!

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

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Calendula April 18, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Weeki Wachee, FL United States  
Wow! When I opened the box I couldn't believe how big the Calendula plants were! They already started producing blooms for me to harvest less than a week later. I have already harvested 5 total blooms from my 3 plants, and more buds are coming!
The plants arrived packed wonderfully, and thankfully your company does such a great job since the delivery person didn't understand what the arrow symbol on the box meant! : ) It was in a bad position for less than a hour. Opened the box and let sit on the front porch until the weekend. None of the plants needed water, and all are doing really great! Thanks for even taping the Calendula plants into position otherwise they would have been damaged from the delivery person.

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Huge October 6, 2016
Reviewer: Marilyn Lucas from Brownsville, KY United States  
This was a very large plant when I got it. Hopefully it will grow as good as it looks it would.

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They multiply easily December 3, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Butler, PA United States  
I ordered and planted 3 in the spring of 2013. They were beautiful. I was lucky to get a yellow plant and 2 orange. They flowered until November! In the spring of 2014 I was surprised when the area sprouted dozens of new plants that survived the Arctic blasts that winter as seeds. I had so many that I had to thin them out and move some. The 2014 crop again flowered until November but now I had them in 3 more areas. Also, knowing how hardy the seeds were, I collected hundreds and hundred of seeds this fall to plant next year.

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the blooms just keep on coming April 20, 2012
Reviewer: Tiffany from Greensboro, NC United States  
I ordered several of these last year and planted them in a raised bed plot. When I got them they already had buds. I planted them and they continued budding and blooming well into the fall. I read they are annuals so I didn't expect them to come back but perhaps because of our very mild winter they are back and just started blooming again! Big beautiful yellow flowers. I am very happy with them!

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