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Ball's Orange Calendula Seeds

Calendula officinalis

5.00 (3 reviews)
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  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in fall or early spring, planting 1/4" below the surface. To start seed indoors, plant 1/4" deep in individual pots or a flat; keep evenly moist and at a temperature of 60-65 degrees until germination, which should take place within 5-10 days. Transplant or thin seedlings.

Growing: This plant can adapt to almost any soil, but prefers well-drained, poor or average soil. Since this plant prefers cool temperatures, it will appreciate filtered shade. Once established, it does not need regular watering; for the best blooms it should not be over-watered. To keep the plant bushy and neat, occasionally pinch off the tops of the developing stalks. If deadheaded regularly, it will produce profuse blossoms all season long; in hotter regions, it may stop blooming in the heat of summer and begin again in fall. This plant will readily reseed itself. Calendula can also be grown in containers.

Harvesting: For fresh flowers, cut the stems long and place them in water immediately. For culinary use, cut flower heads that have just opened; spread them out away from direct sunlight to dry completely, turning them occasionally. When the flowers are crisp and dry, store them in an airtight container for up to a year. The dried petals can be used in place of saffron, or as a garnish to add color and spice to dishes.

Seed Saving: When the developing Calendula Officinalis seed turns from green to pale tan and easily comes loose from the head, remove the seed heads. Spread them out to dry away from direct sunlight, then thresh them to separate the seed from the husk. Store ball's orange calendula seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Calendula officinalis

Species Origin: Southern Europe

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 4,560

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 20 Inches

Color: Orange

Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall

Uses: Aromatic, Cut Flowers

Ball's Orange Calendula Seeds 5.0
Review By JMR

Well-packed seeds

About all I can comment on in this review is the packaging and the shipping response, both of which were top notch. I like the foil packs as I store the seeds in the fridge and this will help avoid moisture issues. I won't know about the germination rates until Spring, but so far all seems in order.

Ball's Orange Calendula Seeds 5.0
Review By Vickie Lepore

95% germination

The packaging encourages me I'll be able to plant these seeds successfully for several seasons.

Ball's Orange Calendula Seeds 5.0
Review By Stan Green

The girls and flowers

I needed a contrast with all the blue, white, purple, and pink( my girls can't see red so I don't even bother) flowers so I got this, I am looking forward to seeing their reactions when they start blooming. I like the package the seeds came in

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XL Mylar Packet (~500 Seeds) $2.98 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $5.96 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $9.60 -+
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These stunning 3" double blooms are a deep orange hue with the classic Calendula aroma, which acts as a natural mosquito repellant. This easy-to-grow annual is lovely as a cut flower or as a garnish.
This old-fashioned flower has a long history as both an ornamental garden plant and as an herb. When dried, the petals of Calendula flowers provide a culinary substitute for saffron; in times past, they were used to give a rich color to cheese or butter. Medicinal uses included treatments for measles and smallpox, as well as for dressing wounds on the battlefield. As well as being the traditional flower for October birthdays, calendula symbolizes sorrow and sympathy.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in fall or early spring, planting 1/4" below the surface. To start seed indoors, plant 1/4" deep in individual pots or a flat; keep evenly moist and at a temperature of 60-65 degrees until germination, which should take place within 5-10 days. Transplant or thin seedlings.

Growing: This plant can adapt to almost any soil, but prefers well-drained, poor or average soil. Since this plant prefers cool temperatures, it will appreciate filtered shade. Once established, it does not need regular watering; for the best blooms it should not be over-watered. To keep the plant bushy and neat, occasionally pinch off the tops of the developing stalks. If deadheaded regularly, it will produce profuse blossoms all season long; in hotter regions, it may stop blooming in the heat of summer and begin again in fall. This plant will readily reseed itself. Calendula can also be grown in containers.

Harvesting: For fresh flowers, cut the stems long and place them in water immediately. For culinary use, cut flower heads that have just opened; spread them out away from direct sunlight to dry completely, turning them occasionally. When the flowers are crisp and dry, store them in an airtight container for up to a year. The dried petals can be used in place of saffron, or as a garnish to add color and spice to dishes.

Seed Saving: When the developing Calendula Officinalis seed turns from green to pale tan and easily comes loose from the head, remove the seed heads. Spread them out to dry away from direct sunlight, then thresh them to separate the seed from the husk. Store ball's orange calendula seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Calendula officinalis

Species Origin: Southern Europe

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 4,560

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 20 Inches

Color: Orange

Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall

Uses: Aromatic, Cut Flowers

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 3 reviews
5.0

Review By JMR

Well-packed seeds

About all I can comment on in this review is the packaging and the shipping response, both of which were top notch. I like the foil packs as I store the seeds in the fridge and this will help avoid moisture issues. I won't know about the germination rates until Spring, but so far all seems in order.

5.0

Review By Vickie Lepore

95% germination

The packaging encourages me I'll be able to plant these seeds successfully for several seasons.

5.0

Review By Stan Green

The girls and flowers

I needed a contrast with all the blue, white, purple, and pink( my girls can't see red so I don't even bother) flowers so I got this, I am looking forward to seeing their reactions when they start blooming. I like the package the seeds came in

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