Calendula

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CalendulaCalendula officinalis
50 seeds

One of the world’s most popular domestic remedies & an absolute delight in the garden, everybody and every bee loves calendula.

Calendula is sunshine in a petal. This variety has been chosen for it’s strong medicinal value; a wonderful remedy for skin problems, soothing and used widely for its antiseptic properties. Fresh petals are lovely in salads and can be used as a saffron substitute to colour and flavour rice. Has a similar nutritional profile to dandelion.

Fun and fast growing, calendula is a delight for kids. Will sit very nicely in your vege patch or a container. Grows almost anywhere there is good soil moisture. Calendula is an annual but so easily self-seeds, you’ll think it a perennial.

Seeds per packet approx 50
Sow period September – February
Soil temp for germ. Above 18°C
Germ. time 5-10 days
Plant initially in Trays
Approx no. of weeks in tray 3
Height about 50cm
Spacing: Conventional 30cm Biointensive 20cm Square ft 4