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Calendula Seeds - Calendula Officinalis var. Resina - Edible and Medicinal Flowe

Calendula Seeds - Calendula Officinalis var. Resina - Edible and Medicinal Flowe

Quantity: 25+ Seeds


Calendula is a member of the Daisy family, Asteraceae. It's an annual in most places, but can live as a short lived perennial in warmer regions like zone 8 and higher. Our plants are into their third year, and they seem to be getting stronger with each passing season. The foliage stays alive throughout the winter, even when covered by snow, and is the first plant to put out flowers in the early spring. The blooms seem to be irresistible to bees and other pollinators, so planting Calendula anywhere near the garden is good for increasing fruit production.


Calendula flowers are edible, rich in nutrition, and make an excellent addition to salads, curries, baked goods, confections, and more. The flowers are also greatly medicinal, and can be used to create homemade salves that are healing to the skin; they're useful in the treatment of rashes and eczema, chapped skin, scars, muscle spasms, and inflammation. When consumed, Calendula is said to be an effective remedy for menstrual cramps, vision problems, mouth sores, and certain types of cancer. Calendula Officinalis var. Resina is the most medicinal variety out there due to its very high resin content. To top it off, Calendula flowers also make stunningly beautiful dyes.


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.

  • Growing Instructions

    Calendula Officinalis is a hardy and vigorous grower, and the seeds are best sown directly in the earth come early spring, but can also be started in pots to get a head start too. Sow seeds 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep, and keep moist until sprouts emerge. Once established, these plants will put out an abundance of beautiful resinous flowers until hard frost. The plants can live for many years, assuming you live in zone 8 or warmer. They don’t require much, other than water and mulch. Plants are disease, drought, flood, and deer resistant.

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