Calendula Seeds - Pacific Beauty Mix
- 50 Seeds
- 55-60 Days from Planting/Transplanting
- Reaches a height of 18-24 inches when mature
- Features vibrant orange and yellow mixed blossoms
- Thrives best in well-drained soil and full sunlight
- Attracts beneficial pollinators like bees and butterflies
- Can tolerate a range of soil pH and is relatively drought-resistant
- Resilient to pests, making it an easy-to-maintain choice for gardeners
Originating in the Mediterranean, Calendula has traversed continents to be recognized and adored globally. The Pacific Beauty variety continues the legacy of its predecessors but distinguishes itself with its vivacious mix of orange and yellow blooms. The 'pot marigold', as it's commonly referred to, has been a gardener's favorite, not just for its beauty but also for its myriad uses that date back centuries.
The Pacific Beauty is not just a treat for the eyes. Beyond its ornamental charm, its petals have found their way into kitchens and apothecaries alike. They can be sprinkled onto salads, adding a dash of color and a unique taste, or brewed into a comforting tea. Historically, Calendula has also been a mainstay in traditional medicine cabinets, especially for skincare, with its natural soothing properties making it a choice ingredient for salves, balms, and lotions.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions:
Begin your Pacific Beauty journey by planting the seeds about a 1/4 inch deep into the soil, ensuring they're spaced about 8-10 inches apart to allow ample room for growth. These flowers are not too fussy about their soil but prefer it well-drained. While they can tolerate partial shade, they truly come alive in full sunlight, with their blooms turning towards the sun. Water them moderately and watch as they transform your garden into a riot of colors. Their resilience to pests further ensures that your gardening experience is as smooth as it is rewarding.
Invite the splendor of the Pacific Beauty Calendula into your garden or pots, and enjoy the dual benefits of beauty and utility that these flowers promise. Every bloom is a testament to nature's magic, and with each passing day, they'll remind you of the joys of gardening.