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Calendula officinalis

Ruddles, Common Marigold, Scotch Marigold, Pot Marigold

Seed count: 25-30   
Calendula officinalis
Calendula officinalis
Native Region: Origin unknown, but probably Southern Europe
Zone Range: 04-09
Preferred Climate: Temperate
Harvest Date: Tuesday 20 September, 2016
Seed count: 25-30

An annual flower, occasionally surviving into a second year, blooming almost continuously. If that weren't enough, this plant has edible flowers that add colour to salads, and the petals may be used as an alternative for saffron, and are the traditional source for the colour in Cheddar cheese.

Sow seeds in situ in spring, cover lightly with soil. The only precaution is to keep the birds away long enough for the seeds to germinate and grow. For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant.

Harvest Date: Tuesday 20 September, 2016
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