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Calendula
Family Asteraceae
Name Calendula officinalis
Common Names Pot marigold, English marigold
Etymology
Calendula From Latin kalendae meaning the 1st of the month, referring to the long lasting flowers.
officinalis from officina, the name of the storeroom in a monastery where herbs and medicines are stored, referring to the medicinal properties of the plant.

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Calendula officinalis
Pacific Beauty
  See also:  Composite Flowers

This old English cottage garden favourite flowers for most of the Summer. The bright yellow / orange flowers contrasts well with plants with darker foliage. Planted as a group, they look stunning when in flower. Alternatively, plant them in the vegetable garden, for calendula is an insect repellent.

The leaves and flowers of calendula has been used since the middle ages as a herb and medicine. They have a bitter after taste and is best used in small quantities in a salad. Calendula cream is still popular today for the relief of skin problems.

 Calendula officinalis


Yellow
Name Calendula officinalis

This species calendula has single yellow (sometimes orange) flowers.


Yellow

 Pacific Beauty

Name Calendula officinalis "Pacific BeAuty"

Pacific Beauty has fully double flowers.



Bud

Double orange flowers.

Orange

Double orange flowers.

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