2–3" wide, double and semidouble blooms. Creamy petals with hints of gold contrast beautifully with a dark center disk. Tall, vigorous, healthy plants yield sturdy stems. 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.
Ht. 18–26". Avg. 2,100 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.