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Calendula - Orange - Calendula officinalis
Annual These orange flowers tolerate heat, and bloom from early summer through light frosts and light snow in autumn. Use as a coloring substitute for saffron in cooking, as an edible flower with a nutty flavor, or as an ingredient in skin creams.
Soil and Water: Grows best in well drained, loamy soil with a moderate amount of water.
Planting and Growing: Plant directly in garden soil, or start indoors and transplant.
Harvesting and Storage: Once flowers are open they can beharvested. Although petals dry quickly, the entire flower head will take at least a week in a drying oven.
Did You Know? Also known as Pot Marigold, although it is not related to the common marigold Tagetes spp.
Soil Temperature: 65-70°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 7-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-24"
Days to Maturity: 40-50 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 10"-12"
Approx Seeds per 1 ounce: 3,700 Seeds
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds from packs are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s).
Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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