Calendula is one of the easiest flowers to grow, and this warm white variety is a charming alternative to the common orange Calendula. The creamy buff colored petals have a ruffled edge, set off by a dark brown center.
Calendula 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. 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.
Planting conditions: Not too picky, tolerant of a variety of soil types. Doesn't like intense heat, plant in partial shade in hot climates, and full sun in cooler climates.
Care: Once they are happy and established in your garden, they are drought-tolerant, but will bloom more with more water.
Blooms: All summer. Deadhead the blooms regularly (meaning cut the flowers for bouquets, or if the flowers die on the plant cut them off) to encourage more blooms.
Self-seeding annual: Annuals, meaning they die over the winter, but they self-seed so they will naturally come back the following year in your garden.
Zone 2-11. Can be grown in containers. Non toxic and edible. Good cut flower.
Ships: as 3 plants in 2" diameter pots, in the Spring.
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