(Calendula officinalis) Open-pollinated variety introduced in the 1970's. Dwarfed, 10-12" plants topped with profuse blooms ranging from pale cream to vibrant orange. Beautiful flowers also possess medicinal properties and have traditionally been used to treat damaged or irritated skin. We use calendula-infused olive oil to make a herbal hand salve that works wonders on cracked hands in the winter. Flowers are also edible. Approx. 250 seeds per packet.
CULTURE: Start indoors a few weeks before average last frost or sow directly outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Sow seeds 1/4" deep in moist, but well-drained soil. Germination will occur in 5-15 days. Thin to one plant every 6-12". Will tolerate dry soil once established.