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Organic Calendula Seeds


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Calendula (also known as 'Poor Man's Saffron' and 'Pot Marigolds') are cheerful orange and yellow flowers from the Mediterranean.  Like most edible flowers, it is easiest to grow from seed.

Our Ecoseeds range is certified organic, non-GMO and open pollinated. Each packet includes approximately 30 Calendula seeds.

What is Calendula (Pot Marigold, Poor Man's Saffron)?

Calendula is similar to a Marigold but has flatter flowers.  This Mediterranean edible flower looks amazing in a pot and is hardy enough for coastal gardens too.  

Culinary Uses for Calendula (Pot Marigold)

Calendula not only look good, they are an excellent companion plant and can also be eaten.  Their petals are used for teas and in many Asian recipes.  For something a bit different, try the raw petals in salads, salsas or pop them in a quiche or frittata.  

Growing Conditions - Calendula (Pot Marigold)


This easy-care plant thrives on a little neglect.  Although it is an annual, it is very hardy and will readily self-seed next year if you let the blooms go to seed in the garden. 

Calendula likes the full sun, rich free draining soil and shelter from the frost.  While it will tolerate a mild drought, it will bloom more if you give it a decent watering once or twice a week.  

What type of climate does Calendula prefer?

Calendula is somewhat cold-hardy plant and will withstand the occasional frost, but it won't survive repeated hard frosts.  In cooler parts of New Zealand you will be able to enjoy this flower in summer, but not winter.  In warmer areas it can be planted in early spring or early autumn and may continue blooming for most of the winter! 

Growing Instructions - Calendula Seeds 

  • Direct sow: Early spring or early autumn
  • Spacing: 30 cm apart
  • Sowing depth: 1 cm
  • Keep soil consistently moist (but not soggy) while germinating
  • Germination: 7 - 14 days
  • Harvest: 75 days from transplant

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.