Sunny flowers in yellow, gold, and orange bloom over a long season--all year in mild climates. (The name "calendula" refers to the fact that they can bloom in every month in the calendar in climates where the ground doesn't freeze.) Easy and useful edible flower on salads and cakes, or instead of saffron in cooked dishes--just the loose petals are used.
This selection was bred for consistently high resin content on the flower buds and leaves, for making salves and tinctures, poulticing, and other medicinal use. Calendula is treasured as a soothing and disinfecting herb for cuts, scrapes, rashes, and other skin problems. Also used as a lymph stimulant to remove toxins and promote healing. Flowers are harvested and dried at the height of bloom. 50 seeds