Herbs Calendula Alpha

Alpha

Organic Calendula Seed

Product ID: 2935

Clear, bright orange blooms are reminiscent of gerberas.

High resin content for medicinal use. 2 - 3 1/2" blooms. Also known as pot marigold, common marigold, and Scotch marigold.

•Edible Flowers: Petals of the flowers can be used fresh or dried in "flower confetti," soups, soufflés, rice dishes, baked goods, and to garnish desserts. Calendula is a popular choice for brightening up salad mix. Flavor is tangy and slightly bitter. Remove the petals from the flower base before consuming as the base can be quite bitter.
Organically grown. Ht. 24-30". Avg. 2,070 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.

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Packet

$4.35
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1/2 Ounce

$11.50
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1 Ounce

$19.45
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1/4 Pound

$54.75
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1 Pound

$187.30
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 70°F (21°C).

SOWING: Make 2-3 successive sowings 2-3 weeks apart for continuous blooms from summer to heavy frost.
Direct seed (recommended): After last frost, when the soil is warm, sow 6 seeds per foot, 1/4" deep. Thin.
Transplant - Sow 4 weeks before last frost, 2 or more seeds per cell or container. Thin and transplant outside after the last hard frost.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Rich, well-drained soil.

PLANT SPACING: 6-12".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Fresh: Harvest when flowers are 1/2 open.
Edible: Harvest once the flowers are fully open and pull petals off before using in dishes. Do not eat the calyx or flower centers.
Medicinal ('Alpha' and 'Resina'): Flowers are used in antiseptic tinctures and healing skin ointments.

USES: Cut flower. Edible flower. Beds, borders, containers, mass plantings, and cottage gardens.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Calendula officinalis
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
50 - 55 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's Flowers may be consumed.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies
Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic. For supplies, such as fertilizers and pest and disease controls, the OG symbol identifies products that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Grows Well in Containers Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Edible Flowers