This wildflower seed produces an annual or short-lived herbaceous perennial that grows from 16 - 24 inches tall. Calendula flowers are daisy-like and come in colors of orange or yellow with single or double rows of petals. Calendula seeds grow easily and the flowers make a great addition to any garden, offering both flowers and foliage that are edible. The plant has terrific pest-fighting abilities as well. Calendula flowers attract good bugs into the garden and help repel the less desirous bugs. Also called Pot Marigold, Calendula grows quickly from wild flower seed, blooms heavily, and then dies with the first heavy frost. It will grow in all regions of North America.
Sow Pot Marigold seeds in cell packs or coconut coir pellets, press into soil and lightly cover. Kept at 70F, germination averages 7 - 14 days.
Or direct sow Calendula flower seed into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost has passed in the spring. Lightly cover the flower seeds with peat moss, and sow 6 seeds per foot. Thin to 8 - 12 inches apart. Calendula prefers full sun, moderate water, and almost any soil with good drainage will work. Calendula flowers are long-lasting cut, and they attract bees and butterflies. Pot Marigolds perform the best in cool weather, and they can grow fall-spring in mild winter areas.
Contains 100 heirloom seeds
This type of flower can also be used for healing. I love all seeds I get from you... never a dud.. all seeds grow beautifully every time..I love all your videos because they are easy to follow and you explain very well.
I grew these again this year from Mary's Heirloom Seeds and they did not disappoint. I actually planted 2 packs because I want to save the petals to make the Calendula cream from Mary's video. I have enough petals now AND I've had beautiful flowers in my garden all summer long and now into fall
I’ve got loads of these beauties blooming right now. I love this mix, and the different bright faces of their flowers.
Calendula is a great flower for the garden, I planted it as a companion for my tomatoes. It did very well in San Diego where it is pretty dry. I got tens of flowers from each plant and they kept producing for months. Beautiful, bright gold flowers that are useful for teas or oils or just to dry out for decoration.