Bright yellow and orange flowers, historically used for medicinal and culinary purposes, come from easy calendula care when growing this simple flower. Commonly called the pot marigold (Calendula officinalis), the calendula flower has long been a staple in British cottage gardens. Petals are used in cooking, and were used as yellow coloring in cheeses and butters in centuries past. When used in stews, broths and salads, these petals add a spicy taste similar to saffron to many dishes.
Extremely durable color that flowers during cold weather and continues through the heat of summer. Excellent Resistance to powdery mildew.
Varieties vary between single and double type flowers; plants are relatively fast growers and fill containers and baskets quickly; they tolerate a range of temperatures and growing conditions, however, extremely warm temperatures will significantly reduce flower size.