Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
Calendula, Pot Marigold, Orange Calendula
The flowers, when boiled, yield a bright yellow-orange dye. The flowers are edible and can be infused into an oil for a salve or massage oil.
USDA Growing Zone(s): Calendula usually grows as an annual in zones 2-11.
Calendula can grow to 18 inches tall and produces orange flowers throughout the summer. It is an easy to grow garden herb that reseeds itself. It is drought-tolerant and prefers full sun to partial shade. Calendula is native to Southern Europe.
Traditionally, calendula has been used medicinally as an antiseptic, to inhibit inflammation, and to promote healing.
This content is for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice or a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine.