Calendula Art Shades Seeds

SKU: 14048

Calendula officinalis (Compositae)

120 Seeds

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Masses of fully double blooms in shades of orange, gold and yellow are produced for many weeks through the summer. Art Shades does equally well in wet or dry summers and is ideal in informal beds, borders and cottage garden plantings.
Calendula is an easy-to-grow hardy annual which flowers the same year as sowing. Its seeds can be sown direct in the garden where it is to flower.
One of our best-loved annuals, it has a variety of common names, including pot marigold, Scotch marigold and ruddles. It is, however, unrelated to African and French marigolds (Tagetes). A ‘must have’ in cottage gardens and other informal settings, where the richly coloured flowers are attractive to so many beneficial insects.
Calendulas have been grown for centuries – the petals are edible and make an attractive addition to salads, while in Europe they have been used to flavour stews and soups and to colour both butter and cheese. Another use is in cosmetics, and calendula petals can be made into a most effective hand cream for cracked skin. It is also excellent added to pot pourri. The ancient Egyptians regarded it as a rejuvenating herb.

Key Features

Hardy Annual

RHS Plants For Pollinators

Suitable For Cut Flowers

Suitable for Full Sun

Calendula Art Shades Seeds

Calendula Art Shades Seeds from Mr Fothergill's Seeds and Plants. Seeds for 120 plants. A nostalgic, easy-to-grow border favourite.

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