Calendula, Pacific Beauty (Calendula Officinalis) - 100 Seeds

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Calendula Pacific Beauty (Calendula Officinalis) - 100 Seeds

•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 1-12

If choosing a calendula color is a problem, then this lovely mix of orange, yellow and cream flowers is just for you. The calendula fragrance will naturally repel mosquitos as well. These easy to grow annuals are also lovely as cut flowers or to use the petals as a garnish.

Medicinal Properties:
Calendula is popular in ointments, salves, or creams for various skin problems, such as eczema, skin rashes, bed sores, diaper rash, varicose veins, bruises, burns, and sore breasts. The tea is used locally for sore throats, slow-healing wounds, or leukorrea and internally for fever and swollen lymph glands. The tea or tincture is beneficial for the healing of ulcers in the digestive tract and to ease gallbladder inflammation and enlarged, sore lymph glands. An extract of calendula flowers (combined with allantoin) was shown to dramatically accelerate the healing of surgically-induced wounds and prevent infection.

Planting Instructions:
Direct sow in fall or early spring, planting 1/4" below the surface. To start seeds indoors, plant 1/4" deep in individual pots or a flat. Keep evenly moist and at a temperature of 60-65° until germination which should take place within 2 weeks. Transplant or thin the seedlings. Prefers well drained, poor or average soil, but can adapt to almost any soil. Since it prefers cooler temps, it will appreciate partial shade. Once established, it does not need regular water and overwatering can stunt the blooms. To keep the plant bushy and neat, occasionally pinch off unwanted developing stalks. It may stop blooming during the heat of summer and begin in the fall. Calendula does very well as a container plant.

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