Calendula – Touch of Red


The Calendula is a hardy annual flower that prefers a cooler climate.  This flower may return each year after reseeding itself if it is planted in the appropriate growing zone.  Calendula grows particularly well in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, and if planted there it will typically reseed itself year after year.  It is often referred to as an old fashioned marigold.  This flower is a good cut flower.  Calendulas are herbs and the petals from the flower are often added to salads for color.  This flower may be started indoors but will last longer and thrive if it is planted outdoors.  Some problems that are associated with this flower are aphids and mildew.  You may fall plant the Calendula if you are in zones 7-10.

*Wholesale pricing is available on orders of 3 pounds or more of this seed.  If interested, please contact us for more information.

The broadcast rate for seeding is 60-75 lbs per acre.

The seed drill rate for seeding in rows is 30 lbs per acre.

Purchasing Options PriceQuantity
Small Packet $2.50

Covers approximately 8 square feet.

10 Gram $3.00

Covers approximately 35 square feet.

1/4 Pound $12.00

Covers approximately 360 square feet.

1 Pound $39.00

Covers approximately 1450 square feet.

Scientific Name

Calendula officinalis

Product Type

Flower, Herb




Orange, Red



Light Requirement

Full Sun

Germination Time

10-20 days

Weeks to Bloom

6 to 7 weeks


3 to 10


Introduced species

Planting Season

Spring, Fall

Bloom Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

Seeds Per Pound



Nectar, Pollen


Bats, Birds, Butterflies, Honey Bees, Native Bees

Seeding Rate (lb./acre)



You may fall plant the Calendula if you are in zones 7-10

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