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Calendula Live Plant
Calendula Live Plant
Calendula Live Plant
Calendula Live Plant
Calendula Live Plant
Calendula Live Plant

Calendula Live Plant

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Description

Introduce the Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Live Plant to your garden and make an eco-conscious choice. It serves as a beneficial companion plant, deterring pests and supporting the health of neighboring plants, reducing the need for chemical pesticides.

Cultivating the Calendula Live Plant is a straightforward and rewarding experience, suitable for both seasoned gardeners and novices alike. These hardy plants are the epitome of resilience and adaptability, making them ideal for various environmental conditions, whether indoors or outdoors.

What prerequisites are necessary for achieving successful growth with Calendula?

When it comes to growing Calendula, water, light, and soil are paramount. Calendula tends to be best with full sun to partial shade exposure.

If you are growinging in a container, you can easily control the soil. However if you are growing in the ground, Calendula grows best in well-drained, loamy soil.

Be mindful of Calendula's eventual size. It's best to allocate 12-18 inches of space between plants, considering they can expand to 12-24 inches in diameter and up to 18-24 inches tall.

The flowering season of Calendula is often spring to fall, but be aware that it might not bloom until its second year, depending on planting timing.

How can Calendula be employed?

Historically, Calendula has been renowned for its skin healer, anti-inflammatory, with salve, oil infusion crafted from its flowers to harness its medicinal properties.

Its available in a 3.5” pot, ready to give aromatic blooms that can uplift your spirits and create a fragrant haven in your outdoor oasis or indoor sanctuary. Whether you're a gardener, herbalist, or simply someone who appreciates the fusion of beauty and practicality in nature, our Calendula Live Plant makes a unique and thoughtful gift.

 

About Calendula

Calendula (Calendula officinalis), also known as marigold or pot marigold, is a visually captivating herbaceous plant celebrated for its distinctive botanical features. It bears strikingly bright, daisy-like flowers with vibrant golden or orange petals and lance-shaped leaves with light hairs.

Calendula is prized for its remarkable anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and skin-soothing properties. Its petals have been used for centuries in making infusions, salves, and creams to alleviate skin irritations, rashes, and minor wounds. Also, calendula is not only a feast for the eyes in the culinary world but also for the palate. Its petals add a delicate, peppery flavor and a lovely golden hue to soups, stews, salads, and teas. 

 

How to Use Calendula

  • Tincture: Fresh or dried calendula flowers are chopped and macerated in grain alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to formulate a tincture.
  • Tea: In hot water, fresh calendula petals are soaked for 10 minutes to make tea.
  • Salve: Calendula-infused oil can be combined with beeswax to form an antimicrobial salve.
  • Vinegar Infusion: Fresh or dried calendula flowers can be soaked in apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar for 2 to 4 weeks, shaking and adding vinegar during the period, to form a calendula vinegar infusion.

Calendula Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Calendula an annual or perennial plant?

Calendula is generally considered an annual plant. However, in some milder climates or under certain conditions, it can exhibit perennial tendencies and may come back in subsequent growing seasons if the conditions are favorable. 

How much space should be needed to grow Calendula?

When planting Calendula directly in garden beds, space individual plants about 8 to 12 inches apart to allow them to have enough room to grow and spread without overcrowding.  If you have limited space or prefer to grow Calendula in pots or containers, choose a container that is at least 6 inches deep and wide. This size provides enough space for the plant's roots to develop.

What zone does Calendula grow in?

Calendula can thrive in USDA growing zones 2 to 11. In mild winter regions, i.e. from zone 9 to 11, it behaves like a perennial and returns year after year with proper care and maintenance.

 

When should I harvest Calendula?

Calendula is known for its continuous blooming throughout the growing season, so you can harvest the flowers regularly. They are best harvested when they are fully open and at their most vibrant in the morning after the dew has dried.

 

Does Calendula flower or fruit?

Calendula primarily produces flowers rather than fruit. They are not typically associated with fruit production. Instead, the plant primarily produces seeds, which are contained within the dried flower heads. Once mature, they can be collected for planting in subsequent seasons or for culinary and herbal use.

 

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