Calendula – Pacific Beauty Mixed (20 seeds) - Calendula officinalis

 

  • Large flowers
  • Annual 60cm
  • Edible
  • Good for beds and containers
  • Bee friendly

 

 

 

 

 

Calendula is high in vitamins A and C and is an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. It is high in flavonoids which reduce free radicals in the body.

 

The blossoms compliment sweet desserts that have ripe tropical fruit flavors like banana and coconut or caramelized bitter flavors like maple syrup and honey. In savory dishes Calendula plays well with sweet corn and in paella for a saffron substitute. Fresh or dried calendula petals add a golden tint to sorbets, compound butters, soft cheeses, cake batters and icing.

 

How to sow and grow:

 

Method:

Sow direct or raise seedlings

Sowing Depth:

15 mm

When:

Spring and autumn

Germination:

10-14 days @ 20-22°C

Hardiness / Life Cycle:

Hardy Annual

Row Spacing:

50 cm

Plant Spacing:

30 cm

Plant Height:

60 cm

Position:

Part or full sun, moist soil

Days to Maturity/Flowering:

70-90 days

 

*Notes: Deadhead to prolong flowering. Protect from aphids. Susceptible to powdery mildew and rust.

 

Calendula – Pacific Beauty Mixed (20 seeds)

$3.00Price
    • Our seeds are sourced locally, well adapted to Macedon Ranges environment

    • Our seed varieties are open-pollinated

    • No GMO's

    • Non chemically treated

    • Grown in Australian Certified Organic soil, Chemical free spray free

    • Hand-harvest in season

    • High germination success. Tested seasonally

    • Please store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or a cool, dry place, away from heat and direct sunlight