2-3″ cheerful, bright orange, gerbera daisy-like blooms on 2′ plants that will light up any garden or arrangement. Edible petals can be used fresh to decorate salads and cakes or dried in ointments and tinctures to treat cuts and bruises. Used as a dye for food or fabric.
Days to Maturity: 60
Latin name: Calendula officinalis
Life cycle: Annual
Start indoors several weeks before last frost or
direct sow in full to partial sun after last frost. Optimal soil temp.
for germination: 70°F. Planting depth: 1/4″
Plant and row spacing: transplant or thin to 8-12.”
For more tips on when to plant flowers check out our NW Flower Planting Calendar!
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!