Calendula officinalis Attracts pollinators! Hardy, heat and frost-tolerant annual with a spectacular mix of sunny colors for a long-lasting garden display; great along borders or mass plantings. Also, well suited to container growing. Plants grow to 20-24 inches tall. Edible flower petals are rich in carotenoids and are used in healing skin ointments and antiseptic tinctures. They can also be used as a dye.
(50-55 days) Planting depth: 1/4 inch. Avg. Days to Germ.: 5-10. 6-12 inch spacing between plants. Full sun. Moderate water. Seed can be fall planted, when it is too cold to germinate seeds and soil temperatures are below 45 degrees F; the seed will lay dormant through the winter.