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Orange Zinger Calendula Flowers

Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis

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# of seeds per packet: 125 / Certified Organic

Description

90 days. Eye-popping edible flowers make this variety both attractive and useful. Stunning orange flower petals brighten salads or can be used to make skin-healing oils and salves. Long stems (18-24”) make this calendula good for cut flowers. Calendula is versatile, easy to grow from seed and attracts pollinators. Erica has been growing and using calendula for over 15 years. Seeds are easy to save - start your own lineage of Orange Zinger at home! Sometimes called Pot Marigold, calendula is also well suited for container gardens or tight spaces. Seeds grown by Nature & Nurture Seeds.  

Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Calendula will blossom all summer until the first heavy frost. Best sown directly outdoors after fear of frost (5/20-7/20), can be started indoors 4/21. Plant seeds ¼” deep, 2” apart in sun or part shade. 7-14 days until germination at 70°F. Plant 2-3 successions spaced 2-3 weeks apart for continuous blossoms. Cutting off dying flowers will encourage new buds to grow.

 Harvest:

For cut flowers and medicinal use, harvest flowers when they are half open. For edible petals, harvest fully opened flowers. Do not eat the flower center or green parts.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Calendula flowers will produce seed if flowers are not harvested. Once seeds are dry on the plant, harvest by hand into a paper bag. Population size 20-50. Isolation ½ mile or caging.

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Description

90 days. Eye-popping edible flowers make this variety both attractive and useful. Stunning orange flower petals brighten salads or can be used to make skin-healing oils and salves. Long stems (18-24”) make this calendula good for cut flowers. Calendula is versatile, easy to grow from seed and attracts pollinators. Erica has been growing and using calendula for over 15 years. Seeds are easy to save - start your own lineage of Orange Zinger at home! Sometimes called Pot Marigold, calendula is also well suited for container gardens or tight spaces. Seeds grown by Nature & Nurture Seeds.  

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Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Calendula will blossom all summer until the first heavy frost. Best sown directly outdoors after fear of frost (5/20-7/20), can be started indoors 4/21. Plant seeds ¼” deep, 2” apart in sun or part shade. 7-14 days until germination at 70°F. Plant 2-3 successions spaced 2-3 weeks apart for continuous blossoms. Cutting off dying flowers will encourage new buds to grow.

 Harvest:

For cut flowers and medicinal use, harvest flowers when they are half open. For edible petals, harvest fully opened flowers. Do not eat the flower center or green parts.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Calendula flowers will produce seed if flowers are not harvested. Once seeds are dry on the plant, harvest by hand into a paper bag. Population size 20-50. Isolation ½ mile or caging.

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