'Pacific Beauty Mix' Calendula Seeds

(P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Item #00364-PK-P1
$3.95
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Description

Fast-growing and versatile, this herb is useful everywhere in the garden, including the vegetable patch

No garden should be without this useful, versatile, lovely little herb. Both the flowers and the foliage are edible, and the plant has terrific pest-fighting abilities that attract "good bugs" into the garden and help repel the bad guys.

In the vegetable patch, it is an invaluable companion to tomatoes, peppers, and more. In the herb garden, it is a delicious edible. And in the cutting garden, it's a bright yellow presence for all your vases.

Also known as pot marigold, this plant sports 2- to 3-inch single daisy-shaped blooms of yellow. They are edible, and in fact make an economical substitute for saffron. Profuse and long-lasting, they arise in spring and fall.

The 4-inch foliage is also edible, though it can be bitter. Cut it young for best flavor and texture.

Calendula is untroubled by pests and diseases, and is so easy to grow that it's recommended for growing by kids and new gardeners. Happy in sun to light shade, it prefers cool summer climates. Cut it back when the weather warms up and it will usually rebloom in autumn.

This plant reaches 15 to 30 inches high and wide, depending on climate. Native to southern Europe, it is happy in well-drained soil of any type. Sprinkle these plants throughout the garden to keep destructive bugs away and to beautify your landscape.

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Genus Calendula
Species officinalis
Variety 'Pacific Beauty Mix'
Item Form (P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Bloom Start To End Mid Spring - Mid Fall
Habit Mound-shaped
Seeds Per Pack 100
Plant Height 15 in - 2 ft 6 in
Plant Width 15 in - 2 ft 6 in
Bloom Size 2 in - 3 in
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Edible, Flower, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Free Bloomer, Cool Season, Herbs
Bloom Color Yellow
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Pest Resistant, Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Sandy, Poor, Clay
Uses Beds, Cuisine, Containers, Cut Flowers

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

June 22, 2015

Beautiful

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Not disappointed with this purchase at all! Easy to grow from seeds. Bloomed today and fell in love with the color! Looking forward to more buds to open.

SK from MD
June 22, 2015

Beautiful

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Not disappointed with this purchase at all! Easy to grow from seeds. Bloomed today and fell in love with the color! Looking forward to more buds to open.

SK from MD

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