Few blossoms conjure up the feeling of an Old World wild garden more quickly than the golden orange daisies of pot marigold (Calendula officinalis
. Treasured for millenia as a medicinal herb valuable for treatment of skin irritations and in shampoos, this native French wildflower has always had a place in the French gardener's heart. Pot marigold is an easy-to-grow hardy annual that blooms best during the cooler months. Plant in fall or early spring for spring and early summer blooming, or in mid-summer for fall blooming. Self-sows easily but not invasively. The blossoms are edible and the petals look lovely scattered over a salad. The big sunny disk-shaped flowers are also great in bouquets.
I've searched for a year to find the right source of French native wildflower seeds to offer you. Here they are! Certified organically grown, these seeds are produced on a family flower farm in the Massif Central
. One hundred percent of the process is artisanal, right down to the seed packets which are decorated with drawings of the content plants by the owner.
Size: 2.5 g (about 250 seeds)