Calendula (Calendula officinalis,)is one of the easiest herbs to grow and a highly versatile medicinal plant. it finds its way into the hearts and gardens of all herb lovers. It has been used for centuries, both internally and topically, to heal wounds, burns, and rashes. The flowers are a traditional remedy for supporting the immune system and lifting the spirits. It can be used to heal various skin ailments, like acne, eczema, and rashes.
Calendula flowers are edible and have a peppery taste. Use in soups, meat, egg and rice dishes as well as salads.
Pot Marigolds are not to be confused with marigolds of the ‘tagetes’ genus which are an ornamental type, and do not have the same medicinal properties.
Calendula will grow in most soil types but will flower best in a sunny position. It is usually grown as an annual, however it will also overwinter and grow as a short lived perennial.