Daisy-like flower heads in a vivid shade of orange, create a wonderful display when they appear in profusion above the softly hairy, aromatic leaves.
Although a perennial, it is usually treated as an annual especially in colder climates or areas with hot summers.
Calendulas composite flowers are particularly valued and used in medicinal teas, soaps and oil infusions; suitable for food decoration. Flowers are picked at the beginning of flowering every 2 or 3 days, later every 4 or 5 days.
Grows best in a sunny location, not demanding for soil. Seedlings are resistant to frost. Makes a great long lastingcut flower.