Using Calendula

In the garden, Calendula produces quite and abundance of attractive, double, lemon yellow blossoms. Sometimes they can be a buttery yellow color. It blooms from summer through fall. The bright green leaves (shaped like a spoon), are aromatic. They look good in flowerbeds, borders and containers.

For culinary use, calendula flowers are edible, and a great addition to salads and sandwiches.

In the past, calendula flower petals have been used for a bright yellow dye. You can also use the flowers for potpouri. Calendula tea has also been used as a hair rinse for brightening natural blond highlights.