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Edible flower also used as a food color, natural dye, and substitute for saffron.
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(Calendula officinalis ASTERACEAE)
Yellow-orange, 3" flowers add a nice color to salads. Flowers also used as a food color, natural dye, and substitute for saffron. Medicinal: Traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory herb for localized skin problems. Reported to activate cellular defense mechanisms.
|Other Names:||Pot Marigold|
|Flowers:||Yellow-gold to organge|
|Lifecycle:||1 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|Propagation / Germination:||Direct sow or transplant after last frost. Germinates in about 14 days at 65F. Matures in about 85 days.|
|Pests and Diseases:||None noted.|
Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.
Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.