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Calendula

Growing Calendula: Tips at a Glance

Calendula will reward you with deep orange or yellow blooms if you sow it from seed (or transplant seedlings) in cool weather. Grown as an annual in most gardens, it has the potential to be a short-lived perennial in optimal conditions.

  • Type Flowering herb
  • Lifespan Annual
  • USDA Zones 2-9
  • Light Sun
  • Water Well-drained soil
  • How to Plant Sow seeds
  • Design Tip Cottage garden
  • Companions Chard, radishes
  • Peak Season Summer to frost

Calendula: A Field Guide

Calendula is a reliable cool-season annual flowering herb prized as much for its culinary and medicinal qualities as its spectacular display of deep orange or yellow daisy-like blooms.

As easy to grow from seed as from transplants, calendula has been a British cottage garden staple for centuries: it reseeds itself, is both ornamental and edible, attracts pollinators by the droves, and is rambunctious and carefree, not in the least contrived or pretentious.

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