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
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″