Calendula officinalis
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Calendula officinalis

pot marigold

  family asteraceae 
  genus calendula 

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Genus  Calendula Species  officinalis Variety  Cultivar  Common names  pot marigold   calendula Family  ASTERACEAE Specimen number  S11629 Data source  HtZn p87;MedPl p69;Xeri p277
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' - 1' 6" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-04 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Calendula officinalis needs summer days with high heat. It usually does best in moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  anti-inflammatory   antispasmodic   astringent   hemostatic   vulnerary   antiseptic   detoxifier   estrogenic Medicinal parts  Flowers Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Calendula officinalis has numerous traditional medicinal uses. Some of its many uses are: as an anti-inflammatory, as an antispasmodic, as an astringent and as a hemostatic. More uses are listed in the medicinal properties section. Herbal remedies are only prepared from the flowers.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Propagation of Calendula officinalis can be achieved by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Calendula officinalis has an annual life cycle. Flowers: Pot marigold (locally known in some parts as calendula) has daisy-like flowers with wide spreading rays. Flowers are often found in such colors as orange, yellow or cream.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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