Calendula is also known as Pot Marigold - an easy to grow and widely known edible flower with high pharmaceutical value. Its bright yellow-orange tones and cheerful nature will brighten up any space. Calendula has a natural talent for bringing genuine summer feeling to the indoors, that must be the reason it is loved all around the world!
Sprouts in: 1 - 2 weeks
Lasts up to: 12 weeks
- Calendula is not heat sensitive and grows best at 18 - 30 °C / 64 - 86 °F.
- Expect to see the first flowers approximately fifty days after planting.
- In order to keep it in flower it is crucial to remove withering flowers with a piece of stem - this is called deadheading. New flower buds will emerge soon and will continue to do so until it reaches 12 weeks of age. If you keep taking good care of it - it may last even longer.
- Use edible flowers in full bloom for a soothing tea or garnish - harvesting flowers also promotes new buds to develop.
- Calendula may show some signs of ageing, it is time to replace the pod. If you wish to plant it out trim it back and release root-bound. Just keep in mind Calendula is an annual and will not re-flower if the temperature drops to freezing.
- Calendula whole plant is full of antioxidants, buds and petals are especially rich in triterpenes, flavonoids, polyphenols and carotenoids.