Ivory Princess Calendula Seeds
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- HEIGHT2-3ft when full grown
- SPACING9" between plants
- LIGHTFull sun
- ZONESelf seeding annual, zones 3-9
- INCLUDES25 seeds
- Botanical NameCalendula officinalis
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
- CLIMATE Heat loving
- WATER Drought tolerant
- INDOOR+POTSGrows well in containers outside.
How to Plant
Spread in the dirt 1/8" deep, 2" apart. Water gently and regularly as seedlings emerge over the next 2 weeks. Once babies are 2” tall, pluck so there's just one per 8-12".
Where to Plant
Find a place that gets mostly sun.
When to Plant
Spring, after last frost, or start inside 6 weeks earlier.
When to Expect Blooms
Blooms all summer long.
Water regularly until they get established, and then give them extra water during dry spells. Pick the flowers regularly to encourage more blooms.
Avid self-seeder. 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.