Organic Calendula Seeds
FLOW-CALE-1-1Regular price $3.95
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