Bright yellow, daisy-like blooms will catch your eye, and the exceptionally resin-rich petals of 'Resina' will delight herbalists. Calendula is very frost tolerant and may even be seen blooming in snow! Calendula petals have been used for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years and are also edible. Mix into egg dishes, casseroles, baked goods, salads, or sandwiches.
• Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis
• Family: Asteraceae
• Native: Probably the Mediterranean region
• Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual; may reseed to come back following year.
• Plant Dimensions: 24" tall, 18" wide
• Variety Information: 2" yellow or orange flowers with gold centers
• Exposure: Full sun
• Bloom Period: Spring to frost
• Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower
• When to Sow Outside: Cold Climates: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Mild Climates: Early spring for summer bloom and late summer for winter bloom. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 68°–85°F.
• When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date; recommended for cold climates.
• Days to Emerge: 5–15 days
• Seed Depth: ¼"–½"
• Seed Spacing: A group of 4 seeds every 12"
• Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"