This is a pre-order. All pre-orders will be delivered when the season is just right for them. Calendula are planned to be delivered or available for pickup in late April or early May.
Alpha is an absolutely brilliant, pure orange calendula that looks amazing in the garden or when used as a cut flower for the house. It also has a particularly high concentration of resin making an especially great choice for the medicinal garden as well.
Calendula: These daisy-like flowers are native to the Mediterranean, but have been used throughout Europe and India for ages as a medicinal herb and is still commonly added to balms and salves today. It also makes a great edible flower, when the petals are picked and added to salads or dried and used as a yellow food coloring. I personally love them because they are a beautiful flower to bring into the house or just enjoy in the garden along side all of the appreciative pollinators!
Growing Tips: Calendula should be planted 6 to 12 inches apart. The closer they are together the taller and better the stems are for cut flowers. Expect them to grow anywhere from 18 to 30 inches tall.