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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden
  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Calendulas are an old fashioned herb with bright yellow or orange flowers. They are profuse bloomers in the spring and fall, but will stop blooming during the hot part of the summer. Their flowers can be used in salads and soaps.

    Latin Name

    Calendula officinalis


    Family

    Asteraceae


    Also Known As

    Pot Marigold Scotch Marigold


    Type of Plant

    Annual
    Herb

    Bloom Season

    May - June


    Seasons

    Fall
    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Edible

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tollerances

  • Black Walnut
  • Rabbit

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southern Europe


    History

    Thomas Jefferson was growing calendula at his home as early as 1767.


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