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Resina Calendula Seeds

  • Resina Calendula Seeds
  • Resina Calendula Seeds
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$3.00
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SKU:
OPH-0005
Weight:
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Product Description

Resina Calendula Heirloom seeds

Calendula officinalis

Grown on Ophidian Farms - always organic!


Also called Pot Marigold, Resina Calendula has bright yellow and orange medium-sized daisies.  This variety has the highest concentration of resins of any known type, which makes it the most potent for any of Calendula’s many herbal uses!

Calendula flowers are the premier antiseptic and healing agent when made into salve, succus, tincture, or simply masticated and applied to the injury.  Inhibits inflammation, promotes formation of granulation tissue in wounds.  The flowers, when boiled, yield a bright yellow-orange dye. The yellow flowers also make a renowned yellow traditional dye.

Annual. 50-55 days to maturity. Open pollinated.  Organically grown.

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 70°F (21°C).

SOWING: Make 2-3 successive sowings 2-3 weeks apart for continuous blooms from summer to heavy frost.
Direct seed (recommended): After last frost, when the soil is warm, sow 6 seeds per foot, 1/4" deep. Thin.
Transplant - Sow 4 weeks before last frost, 2 or more seeds per cell or container. Thin and transplant outside after the last hard frost.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Rich, well-drained soil.

PLANT SPACING: 6-12".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Fresh: Harvest when flowers are 1/2 open.
Edible: Harvest once the flowers are fully open and pull petals off before using in dishes. Do not eat the calyx or flower centers.
Medicinal ('Alpha' and 'Resina'): Flowers are used in antiseptic tinctures and healing skin ointments.

USES: Cut flower. Edible flower. Beds, borders, containers, mass plantings, and cottage gardens.

Approximately 50 seeds / gram
Auction is for 1 packet = 1/2 gram = around 25 seeds
Germination rate = 85 %

Harvested fresh in fall of 2017, for sale through 2018!

Any information in this listing is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.

 


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