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How to grow Calendula | Growing calendula flower | Herbaceous plants

Calendula flower

Calendula is annual and perennial herbaceous plants in the daisy Family, often known as marigolds. These are native to Western Asia, Western Europe, Macaronesia, and are the Mediterranean. It’s used to popular herbal and cosmetic products. Learn How to grow Calendula, Growing calendula flower and more about this flower.

From early summer until frost brilliant yellow and orange flowers adorn your garden. These plants prefer full sun. To obtain early flowering in your garden you should start before the growing season. These plant can very grow easily in containers and gardens. Flowers and spicy edible leaves are used in salads, it is unmatched.  The daisy-like flowers are beautiful, the anti-inflammatory, antibacterial properties and is rich in restoring the skin are valuable.  This elegant and edible yellow and orange flower blooming throughout the summer lasts.

Ground preparation

Garden beds or containers filled with organic compost (potting mix).  To improve the soil, mix good fertilizers in the first soil of beds.



Scientific name:                 Calendula officinalis
Common name:                 Marigold
Soil:                                     Rich soil
Height:                               2 feet
Sunlight:                             Full sun to partial shade
Maturity:                           45-60 days from seed to flower


Growing Calendula plants

  • Herbaceous flowering plants length is 2 feet. Flowers bloom in the sun and dry weather and cold and damp conditions they are closed. It blooms well in warm areas, although they also tolerate partial shade, where the atmosphere is warm. This plant needs moderate water.
  • The plant is self-seeds in the garden and they automatically grow.
  • If it is growing by seed in early spring or late fall, you can directly sow on the ground.
  • These plants prefer full sun but will tolerate light shade in the warm area.
  • Sow the seeds of calendula 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost, it takes about 5 to 15 days to germinate. During the growing season, regular water should be used and liquid fertilizer should be given, it increases the capacity to blossom.
  • Pinch off flowers on a regular basis it should extend the blooming period. To prevent weeds, conserve moisture and keep the roots cool, use mulch.
  • Spacing –24 to 36 inches apart in all direction

Harvesting calendula flower

The best time to collect calendula flowers is a dry and sunny day. Seeds should be selected on regular, but be careful that when selecting seeds, other plants do not get damaged. In order to avoid moisture, gather the dry flowers of calendula in the afternoon. Also, keep in mind to avoid moisture rehabilitation.

Herbal use

This perennial herbaceous flowering plants as herbal medicines do. Its flower petals are used for making salads and soups.  Its plants originating glycosides, saponins, and another rich compound is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds. Calendula is so beneficial to health in many ways.

  • Skin, wounds, burns, ulcers, chapped skin and lips, problems such as insect bites, people use its flowers.
  • Salves, oils, creams and other prepared products are easy to obtain drug store.
  • Its flowers have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
  • Herbalists recommend that taking calendula tea, its use in the digestive tract ulcers, gallbladder and lymph glands in the treatment that is a significant role.

Pests and Disease calendula

Insects and diseases do not usually bother this plant, but its flower deterring to bugs are. It is a good ally for vegetable gardens. If it is planted around chard, carrot, and tomatoes, it protects against insects.

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