Calendula, Solis Sponsa, packet of 20 seeds, organic

$2.95

Family:  Aster (Asteracea)

(Bride of the Sun) Annual.  40 to 50 days to maturity.  Seed originally from England.  Plants very large and powerful in our growout, making a mixture of colors:  orange with orange disc; orange with dark disc; yellow with dark disc.  In the field, we accrued plenty of calendula hash when picking.  A tincture made with these flowers developed a delicate aroma and a bright orange color.  Traditional Use (TWM):  Fresh or dried flowers antiseptic and healing agent when made into salve, succus, tincture, or simply masticated and applied to the injury.  Inhibits inflammation, promotes formation of granulation tissue in wounds, general antiseptic.  The flowers, when boiled, yield a bright yellow-orange dye. Sow the seed directly in the garden in the early spring, or grow as a container plant.  Very warm soil temps retard germination.   Space plants 6 inches to a foot apart.

20 Seeds/pkt, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    Dana

    Hi,I presume that all of the Calendula varieties will cross with each other? How far apart would I need to keep the varieties to maintain each variety?
    Love your seeds and plants! Thank you, Dana

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Dana,
      Calendula does easily cross and is also fairly easily cleaned up if you want to select back to a single color. I grow my patches miles apart because they tend to hybridize if grown on the same farm.
      Richo

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    • Rebecca

      Can I sow this in the fall in Spokane ,Wa ?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Rebecca,
      Yes, calendula is very fast to flower and does well in cool soils.
      Richo

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