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

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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: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review.

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

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Great, healthy plant! May 31, 2017
Reviewer: Abigail Carr from Port Saint Joe, FL United States  
Beautiful blooms so far. Healthy plant when it arrived, and even survived a few days of neglect on my back porch before being planted! Now it is putting out its first blooms and ot is a gorgeous addition to the fig guild with the comfery and marigolds!

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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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