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Our Price: $6.95
ZONE: Annual
SIZE: 24"H x 9"S
BLOOM: Orange, Spring - Summer

Availability: Spring 2020

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Calendula Plants

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 Benefits

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.

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: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 10 Write a review.

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4 of 5 Waiting to see! June 3, 2019
Reviewer: Chris from Muncy, PA United States  
This arrived crushed, probably due to the mailman having the box on it’s side, but with a little TLC and sunlight, it is now double the size in my garden. Can’t wait to see it bloom!

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5 of 5 Calendula June 3, 2019
Reviewer: Dannette Lewis from Reno, NV United States  
Love it! Showed up nice and healthy and is off to an amazing start!!!

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5 of 5 Blooming! April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Sandy Hoy from San Antonio, TX United States  
Started blooming 2 weeks after planting! I've planted calendula from seed by direct sow and I was so disappointed. Small flowers and really leggy stems. These were leggy on receipt, but have started filling out beautifully. Very pleased.

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5 of 5 Doing well April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Ssndy from Jacksonville, TX United States  
This plant has done very well and already has a few buds.

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5 of 5 Calendula June 25, 2018
Reviewer: BK from Staten Island, NY United States  
The calendula is thriving, new blooms every day.

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