The calendula (also known as marigolds) is used in cooking and medicine. It is used in alternative medicine and used on skin wounds to promote and speed healing. The leaves are edible and can replace saffron in cooking. In the past, the calendula was used in rituals and ceremonies.
Mediterranean, Southwest Asia
Planting Instructions/Basic Care Information:
Spring: SEEDS: Sow seeds outdoors after last frost.
Fall: Calendula naturally re-seeds
Preferred Growing Climate: Mild Mediterranean
Planting Depth: 1”
Plant Spacing: 2.5 -4”
Days to Germinate: 7-14 days
Days to Harvest: 45-60 days
Pairs Well With:
Salad, cheese spreads, herbal butter