Ivory Princess Calendula
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- SHIPSBeginning in April
- HEIGHT36" when full grown
- SPACING9" between plants
- LIGHTFull sun, plz.
- ZONESelf seeding annual, zones 3-9
- SHIPPINGFlat rate $10 shipping on all orders
- INCLUDES3 plants, each in a 2" diameter pot
- Botanical NameCalendula officinalis
- Common NamePot Marigold
The creamy buff petals of the Ivory Princess Calendula is a calming alternative to the traditional orange variety. is often used medicinally, as a tea to help with sore throat. To do this, dry the petals, and then either steep the petals in boiling water (1 teaspoon per cup of water) for 15 minutes.
- DEER Deer resistant
- KIDS+PETS Non-toxic + edible
- DIFFICULTY So easy to grow
- CLIMATE Heat loving
- WATER Drought tolerant
- INDOOR+POTS Grows well in containers outside.
How to Plant
Dig a hole and tuck your plant in so it is even with the soil. Now give your plant a good wish, a few solid pats to compress the soil around it, and a long drink of water.
Where to Plant
Find a place that gets a decent amount of sun, and space plants about 9" apart.
When to Plant
Avoid the heat of the day when planting — plant in the early morning, late afternoon, or by the light of the moon. Plant outside after your average last frost in the Spring.
When to Expect Blooms
Sweet, sweet Summertime.
Water regularly until they get established, and then give them extra water during dry spells. Pick the flowers regularly (Bring the flowers in! Make bouquets! Have fun!) to encourage more blooms. And ask us any questions along the way.
It is also used as a skin balm to help with sunburn or poison ivy. To make a balm, fill a glass jar with dried Calendula flowers, and fill to cover the flowers with jojoba oil. Cover and let steep for 3-4 weeks before straining.