Calendula Seeds; organic + heirloom

Calendula Seeds; organic + heirloom

from 3.75

One seed packet filled with wild magic: heirloom organic seeds grown and collected by hand on our small scale farm. For expert and aspiring gardeners. An environmentally conscious alternative to conventional seed.

In an effort to save on paper and ink, planting instructions can be found below. Printed instructions are available by selecting the option for our planting information postcard. A beautiful postcard including the main listing photo for this seed variety, plus detailed planting instructions on the back.

planting information postcard:
Add To Cart

{mixed calendula}
Calendula officinalis
50+ seeds

A varied mix of yellow and orange calendula seed. Calendula, also known as Pot Marigold, is an essential tool for the organic gardener. Calendula helps to naturally repel pests such as asparagus beetles and tomato worms, and are a good companion plant to all vegetables. In addition to being a beautiful cut flower, calendula is also edible. Calendula's spicy leaves and flowers serve as flavorings for soups, salads and garnishes. Flowers can also be used as a yellow pigment in place of saffron. Dry flowers or leaves for longer storage. Calendula is exceptionally tolerant of cold weather in fall, and has long been grown as a pot herb. 

Traditionally calendula is used to soothe irritated skin and other inflammatory problems. Creams and soaps are often made from dried calendula petals -as in our own unscented calendula soap, salve, + lip balm.

{planting information}
Days to Germination: 4-14 days
Lifecycle: annual
Zone: 3-10
Sunlight: full sun, part shade
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-1.5 feet
Bloom time: late spring , early summer, mid-summer, late summer, early fall, mid-fall
Special Characteristics: deer resistant, readily self-seeds, non-invasive, not native to North America, Southern Europe, fragrant, natural pest control
Attracts: butterflies

{how to plant} 
Sow seeds outdoors in fall or a few weeks before the last frost in the spring. Keep the seeds covered with 1/8-1/4" soil, as light inhibits germination. They can also be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost. Avoid warm propagation temperatures, as they will produce weak plants. Start an additional set of seedlings in the summer for optimal fall flowering.

Seeds are packaged in 100% recycled, 20% post-consumer waste brown kraft envelopes. Thank you for recycling again.