Orange and yellow calendula flowers in a cottage garden.

Calendula (Pot Marigold)

If you’re looking for a flowering plant that’s easy to grow, looks attractive, and has some health benefits, calendula (or the pot marigold) is one of the best that you could choose. With just a little care and attention, this bright orange and yellow flower will thrive in your garden or on your windowsill – no matter where you live. Learn how to grow and care for calendula flowers with our guides down below. Happy gardening!

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Calendula Tea

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Calendula is an edible annual suited to cultivation in USDA Hardiness Zones 2 to 11. Its daisy-like gold, orange, and red blooms have a long history of culinary and medicinal use. Read on and learn how to harvest the flowers from your garden and brew them into tea. Learn to use them fresh and dried in this brief guide.

How to Grow Pot Marigold (Calendula) Flowers

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Pot marigold, also known as calendula, is an annual herb that blooms with spectacular yellow, orange, and gold flowers. With a history of medicinal use, the edible flowers can be made into a variety of herbal remedies, used in cooking, or brewed in a soothing tea. Learn how to plant and grow calendula in this guide.

How to Make and Use Calendula Oil

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Learn how to make your own calendula-infused oil and how to use it! This fragrant flower that’s easy to grow is full of healing potential. Get creative with your oil and use it to make facial serums, balms, creams, or even body butter! Read our guide now for full instructions to start making this healing herbal oil.

Common Uses of Calendula (Pot Marigold) Flowers

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Get creative with calendula flowers! You’ll be inspired to use this healing herb when you read our guide, with tips for making infused oils and teas as well as medicinal tinctures and salves. This vibrant flower is the perfect plant for those just starting on their herbalism path who want to grow their own botanicals.

Common Calendula Pests: Does Pot Marigold Attract Pests to the Garden?

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Calendula is often recommended as a companion or beneficial plant to add to the garden. But isn’t it attractive to pests? How does that make sense? Learn which bugs, both good and bad, are attracted to calendula, what the research says, and how this flower can be a useful and pretty vegetable garden addition in this guide.

How to Care for Calendula (Pot Marigold) in Winter

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Did you know that in mild climates calendula can thrive in the garden all winter long and may even survive a light frost? The spectacular orange and yellow flowers can bring warmth and light to the winter garden, even on the chilliest of days. Learn how to keep calendula plants blooming well into the winter months.