Calendula Pacific Beauty
Calendula Pacific Beauty is an old fashioned bright blend of orange, golden-yellow, apricot and cream flowers. Dead heading will prolong flowering. Excellent for cutting, flowers are edible in salads and soups. Grow in sun or partial shade.
Sow: September to February.
Height: 50cm approx
In historic times Calendula was more often used for magical purposes than medicinal ones. One 16th-century potion containing Calendula claimed to reveal fairies. An unmarried woman with two suitors would take a blend of powdered Calendula, marjoram, wormwood and thyme simmered in honey and white wine used as an ointment in a ritual to reveal her true match.