Native to Europe, calendula is a plant already known and used in Antiquity by the Arabs, Greeks and Indians for its medicinal properties.
Care & Harvest
Days to Sprout: 6 – 21 days
Matures In: 50 – 55 days
• Pinch off the tops of the young plants to encourage bushy growth.
• Remove dead flower heads to encourage blooming.
• For fresh flowers, cut the long stems and put them in water immediately.
• For culinary use, cut the head off the flowers and spread them out to dry completely. The dried petals can be used to replace saffron, or as a garnish.