growing calendula

hibiscus909(7)February 17, 2005

I want to grow some calendula for theraputic use. I noticed one catalog offered one called "Resina" and said it was the best because of the high resin content. Unfortunately, they were out of stock of this seed.

Are the other calendulas adequate? I can get "Touch of Red", "Pacific Beauty" or "Cheddar Dwarf", but did not know if color made a difference.


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Herbalynn(Oregon, 7-8)

Plain old ordinary Calendula (Unnamed variety) is usually the standadrd for growing medicinally. Out of those 3 you mention, Pacific Beauty would be the best choice for your needs. Enjoy. Lynn

    Bookmark   February 17, 2005 at 10:20AM
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johnyb(QLD Aust)

'Calendula officinalis' is the botanical name of the herb Calendula used therapeutically. The flowers of the plant are used.


    Bookmark   February 18, 2005 at 12:13AM
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habitat_gardener(z9 CA/Sunset15)

And it is so easy to grow! It grows like a weed in my garden, I have to make sure not to let it go to seed if I want to plant anything else. Here, it flowers year-round. I have lots of seeds I collected a couple years ago and would be happy to send some.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2005 at 1:52AM
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I know this is a very old message but are the seeds to available? Thanks in Advance.

Diana in FL

    Bookmark   March 23, 2007 at 11:17AM
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