(Calendula officinalis) Spectacularly colorful and diverse mixture of varieties in many shapes and colors, great for borders or mass plantings. This European native has been used for thousands of years in creams to soothe irritated skin and other inflammatory problems. Self-seeding hardy annual, 20-24" tall.
6-8 weeks before last frost
Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds indoors 1/4" deep. Transplant outdoors after last frost. Can also be directly sown outdoors after the last frost. Prefers light well-drained soil and will tolerate dry conditions. Good cut flower. Calendula petals are edible and have a tangy, slightly sweet flavor.