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Light: Full-Part Sun
Watering: This starter plant needs watered regularly! Once established in it's new home you can back off the watering to only occasionally.
Soil: Well drain soil is needed, as this plant is known for root rot if the soil is too wet and thick
Comments: If you regularly do deadheading (removing of dead/damaged flowers) you will experience blooms all the way through fall! Make sure they are not too crowded Calendula need air flow or they attend to get Powdery Mildew.
This hardy medicinal herb is in the same family as the chrysanthemum and sports daisy-like flowers that are packed with vitamins and potent medicinal benefits. Calendula can be used to flavor foods or to make dyes.
Known as 'Herb of the Sun', flowers are commonly used to adorn the altars of deceased relatives during the Mexican Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations.
Calendula is antiseptic, anti-fungal and has precursors for human hormones and Vitamin A, so it is strongly recommended by many holistic healers. Its gentle but potent ability to heal and reduce inflammation also makes it a wonderful addition to bath and beauty products, like bath infusions, face washes and shampoos. It can be used on animals as well. Taken internally as a soothing tea, it can also be used to treat stomach pain, inflamed lymph nodes and liver conditions.
|To make a healing calendula infusion: