This hardy self-seeding heirloom, aka “pot marigold,” is a must-have for every home garden. Prolific, long-lasting bright orange flowers that are delicious to eat, make excellent dye plants, and provide antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and wound healing qualities as a treasured, topical medicinal.
Direct seed 1/2" deep, 1" apart in May, or plant indoors 5-6 weeks before transplanting out. Calendula likes full sun and average soil, flowers in summer and fall, reseeds itself and can handle light frosts. Deadhead for continuous blooming.