Calendula Flashback Mix

1,500 د.ك

Johnny’s seeds repackaged in Kuwait

Spectacular mix of colors with bicolor petals.

The undersides of the petals are a muted burgundy giving the 1 1/2–3″ flowers a unique, flashy appearance. An excellent mix of colors; high percentage of double and semidouble flowers on long, strong stems. Also known as pot marigold, common marigold, and Scotch marigold.

  • Edible Flowers: Petals of the flowers can be used fresh or dried in “flower confetti,” soups, soufflés, rice dishes, baked goods, and to garnish desserts. Calendula is a popular choice for brightening up salad mix. Flavor is tangy and slightly bitter. Remove the petals from the flower base before consuming as the base can be quite bitter.
  • Plant Height: 18–24″
  • Packet: 20 seeds

DAYS TO GERMINATION:

7-14 days at 70°F (21°C)

SOWING:

Direct seed (recommended) – , sow at a depth of 1/4″. Make 2-3 successive sowings 2-3 weeks apart for continuous blooms from summer to heavy frost. Transplant – Sow 4-5 weeks before planting out.

LIGHT PREFERENCE:

Sun/Part Shade.

PLANT HEIGHT:

Varies.

PLANT SPACING:

6-12″.

HARDINESS ZONES:

Annual.

HARVEST:

Cut Flowers: Harvest once the bloom is about 50% open.
Edible:Harvest once the flowers are fully open and pull petals off before using in dishes. Do not eat the calyx or flower centers.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:

Rich, well-drained soil.

USES:

Cut flower. Edible flower. Medicinal: flowers are used in antiseptic tinctures and healing skin ointments. Beds, borders, containers, mass plantings, and cottage gardens.

SCIENTIFIC NAME:

Calendula officinalis

ALTERNATE NAMES:

Pot marigold, common marigold, Scotch marigold

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