Pot Marigold, English Marigold Calendula officinalis

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Botanical Name:

Calendula officinalis







Common Name:

Pot Marigold, English Marigold

Seeds Per Pound:
1.97 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
18-24 inches
Collection Locale:
Crop Year:
In Stock: 1.97 lb
  • Calendula officinalis

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 115 seeds)
10 gram (~ 1251 seeds)
1 oz (~ 3547 seeds)
4 oz (~ 14188 seeds)
1 lb (~ 56750 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: Seeds may be sown directly into bed during spring and summer.
In a Nutshell:
* Calendula officinalis ( Pot Marigold ) is a plant in the genus Calendula (marigolds), in the family Asteraceae. It is probably native to southern Europe though its long history of cultivation makes its precise origin unknown, and may possibly be of garden origin. more...
* They are very rich in vitamins and minerals and are similar to Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) in nutritional value.
* Fresh petals are chopped and added to salads. The dried petals have a more concentrated flavour and are used as a seasoning in soups, cakes etc.
* When eaten they first of all impart a viscid sweetness, followed by a strong penetrating taste of a saline nature.
* High in vitamins A and C. An edible yellow dye is obtained from the petals. A saffron substitute, it is used to colour and flavour rice, soups etc. It is also used as a hair rinse, adding golden tints to brown or auburn hair.
* A tea is made from the petals and flowers, that made from the petals is less bitter.
* These early blooming flowers are very important bee forage for spring flowers.
* This plant re seeds giving years of beauty and nectar in the garden.
Medicinal Comments:

Leaves are high in vitamins A and C. Known to lift the spirits, Calendula officinalis flowers are used as an oil extract topically for skin abrasions to promote healing. The edible flowers are known to lift the spirits and help internally in digestion and gynecological problems with antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiinflammatory properties. The responsibility for using plants medicinally is yours. We cannot assume any liability for any detrimental influences.

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