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Calendula officinalis (Marigold Pot) Herb Plant

£3.50

Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Pot Marigold (Calendula officinalis) Herb in 9cm Pot

Historically, marigolds have been seen as merry, love-inducing flowers, and their sunny faces are always a pleasure to see in the herbaceous border, container and the herb garden.

This annual, which can grow to 60cm, has a single or double flower, and these are generally yellow or orange. They are held aloft on bright green stems, above lance-like leaves, and they will continue to flower if one is vigilant in dead-heading.

Calendula enjoy well-drained to poor soil, in full sun, where they will thrive with very little care. Seed can be sown in situ in the spring, and they will readily self seed if allowed.

Herb Usage

Calendula officinalis is used in the kitchen, as the leaves and flowers have a peppery flavour and can be added to salads and are especially effective as a garnish. The petals of the pot marigold are used to colour rice, milk desserts and cheese.

Medicinally, pot marigold has featured in many remedies, and the leaves are renowned for their antiseptic qualities, having been used to reduce inflammation e.g. eczema, acne, nappy rash, cradle cap. Homeopathic remedies include extract of marigold for all manner of complaints.

Buy Pot Marigold Online

Our potted Pot Marigold herb plants are generally availiable to buy online between April and September.

Calendula officinalis (Marigold Pot) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Any soil
Flower Colour Orange
Height 40cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Calendula officinalis
Hardiness RHS rating H5 - Hardy - Cold winter
Culinary Desserts/Drinks
Scented Flowers
Medicinal/Cosmetic Ointment
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5
    Super plants

    Posted by Janet Mansell on 21st Jun 2021

    I am very happy with these plants. They were packed extremely well and travelled well. The plants were strong and healthy with good root balls. They have already established themselves in the garden and are just waiting for a little bit of sunshine to flower

  • 5
    Super plants

    Posted by Janet Mansell on 21st Jun 2021

    I am very happy with these plants. They were packed extremely well and travelled well. The plants were strong and healthy with good root balls. They have already established themselves in the garden and are just waiting for a little bit of sunshine to flower

  • 5
    Calendula

    Posted by Carolyn on 21st Jun 2021

    Lovely strong plants, growing well where my seeds had totally failed!

  • 5
    Calendular by post!

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Jun 2019

    These Calendular officinalis plants were sent promptly and in secure packaging. They were healthy plants at point of flower, and have since been planted in my garden and are in full flower. I am very pleased with the plants and price, and recommend Hooksgreen herbs without reservation.