Overview of Herb Marigold
In the daisy family Asteraceae, calendula officinalis is also known as the pot marigold, common marigold, ruddles or Scotch marigold. This plant is probably native to southern Europe, but its long history of cultivation makes its precise origin unknown, and it may have come from a garden. Oil extracted from marigold flowers (Calendula officinalis) is called calendula oil.
More to love in Herb Marigold:
- Alternative medicine practitioners use the oil for a variety of ailments
- The oil might help heal wounds, soothe eczema, and relieve diaper rash
- It has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties
Benefits of Herb Marigold
Aside from its many health benefits, pot marigold's common name refers to its use as a cooking herb. Infection and tissue injuries can be prevented and healed by the herb's antifungal and antimicrobial properties. According to a recent study, calendula can also treat cancer, reduce cholesterol, and relieve muscle fatigue.
How to sow and care for Herb Marigold Seeds
Approximately 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost date, you can start Calendula seeds indoors in seed starter mixes. Once the last spring frost has passed, they can be planted outdoors. Make a mixture with half garden soil and half compost or use any organic potting soil that drains well. Because this plant dislikes moisture, you should ensure you have plenty of drainage holes in the pot. For a better result, potted specimens can be fed regularly with a balanced fertilizer. Typically, direct seeding occurs from March to April, or from August to September.
The best way to grow calendula plants is to keep the soil moderately moist. Before rewatering the container, let it dry completely. Adding phosphorus to compost-containing soil may encourage new blooms, but it is not necessary to fertilize compost-containing soil. Plants should be kept partially shaded, not in full sun. The calendula flower prefers the cooler temperatures of spring and early fall to the heat of summer. The best place to grow them is in a vegetable garden.
Note: This Overview is intended as a guide only since cultural practices and climatic conditions may vary.
- Product: Marigold Seeds | Calendula officinalis
- Sowing Time: Spring
- Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
- Maturity: 6 - 8 weeks
- Height: 60cm
- Temperature: 25- 85 Degrees F
- Use: prevent muscle spasms, cancer, Stomach
- More: Reproductive
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Tracheophytes, Angiosperms, Eudicots, Asterids
- Order: Asterales
- Family: Asteraceae
- Genus: Calendula
- Species: C. Officinalis
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