Calendula, Orange (Calendula officinalis) seeds, organic

(6 customer reviews)

$3.95$31.10

Family: Aster (Asteracea)

Annual.  40 to 50 days to maturity.

(Pot Marigold, Orange Calendula) Native to southern Europe, flowering orange to 18 inches tall.  Traditional usage (TWM): antiseptic, inhibits inflammation, promotes healing.  The flowers, when boiled, yield a bright yellow-orange dye. Sow the seed directly in the garden in the spring, or grow as a container plant.  Space plants 6 inches apart.  These flowers are the color of the rising sun.

Packet contains 50 seeds
5 g contains ~ 600 seeds
10 g contains ~1,200 seeds
100 g contains ~12,000 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

 

PS on Calendula seed germination.  Have you ever noticed how calendula volunteers with fall-strewn seed germinating and growing in the spring?  If you take care of those volunteers, they really do make great plants.  Anyway, this means that calendula seed is loaded with germination inhibitors–otherwise the fall disseminated seed would germinate immediately in the fall, and it doesn’t.  So, when planting calendula, make sure to sow the seed early enough in the spring to mimic this natural process.  Allow the seed to be in the soil, cool and well-watered, starting as soon as your ground can be worked, and you will see good results.  Even seed sown midspring and kept nice and moist usually germinates fine.  However, if you plant the seed late in the late spring to summer and it gets really warm and possibly not as moist as it needs to be, you may get a zero germ on it.  That’s all I’m saying.  Richo

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  1. lucy

    I rate Calendula seeds magical....5 star +. Hearty, strong, very grounded but delicate and tender especially in its medicinal qualities...a very friendly plant.

    lucy

    I am writing a little story about Horizon Herb seeds. I was rummaging around in my shed and I came upon some seed packets from Horizon Herbs ( now Strictly Medicinal Herbs) from 2009. They had been resting quietly in the shed through many seasons. I thanked them and planted them and they came up very quickly. Quicker than I have ever seen before. Strictly Medicinal seeds are vibrant and full of love and light because they are loved honored and respected and raised with organic tender care.

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    100 % satisfaction. Absolutely love this company.

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