Calendula, “Wehoose Wow” mix – seed packet – $3.49 – Sold Out
Related tags: drought tolerant, Insectary plant, Ltd Qty
(Calendula officinalis) Hardy annual or short-lived perennial native to the Mediterranean. “Calendula” is the Latin word for “month”, and the flower was so-named by the Romans because it can blossom all year long. This mix has been selected for its “wow” factor: singles, doubles, and compound blossoms in lemon yellow and Hari-Krishna orange, often predominantly white with colored streaking. Selected with psychedelia in mind since 2005; this seed harvested 2013 in the National Botanical Garden of Wehooseland. More ornamental than medicinal due to the lack of pigment in some blossoms. Drought-tolerant once established.
Planting suggestions: Average garden soil sufficient; will tolerate clay. Direct-sow after the Final Frost. Thin to 12-18” apart. For medicinal harvest, collect flowers in full bloom at mid-day, every few days, and don’t allow to go to seed. Self-sows reliably. Can overwinter in milder climates.
Contains at least 50 seeds. Packed for 2015.