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Calendula

     

CALENDULA

Calendula officinalis

Description:

The sunniest herb in the garden! Also called a Pot Marigold, it blooms yellow repeatedly throughout the growing season.

Growth:

To height of 3’

Light:

Full sun

Hardiness:

Hardy Annual

Uses:

Culinary, Medicinal

Suggestions:

Petals are edible and can be used fresh in salads or dried and used to color cheese, or as a replacement for saffron.  Often used to make a cooling salve to put on cuts, scrapes, burns, and stings.

 

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