(Calendula officinalis) Hardy annual. Often self-sows.
The colors are what makes these flowers such a charming attraction! The stunning hues of peach, apricot, orange, vanilla and yellow, sometimes bicolored or tricolored, captivate the eye. At sunset, the petals fold up for the night to reveal flashy red or maroon backsides. As with most calendulas, they will do better in a sunny spot. This is a wonderful choice to start with -- and remember that calendulas have many medicinal and culinary uses. Another wonderful selection from plant breeder Frank Morton.
Calendula is incredibly versatile with boundless culinary, healing, pest-repelling and ornamental properties. We love this new twist on the traditional calendula; soft yellow-pink petals have a surprise cerise color on their backs. This dual color pattern gives the blooms a bold, three-dimensional effect. An excellent companion plant for tomatoes in the garden or containers! Another wonderful selection from plant breeder Frank Morton.