Calendula offinalis (Calendula, Mixed: Pacific Beauty Mix) is an annual flowering plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family. The Pacific Beauty Mix is a variety of calendula that features a range of vibrant colors, including orange, yellow, and cream. It is native to southern Europe, this mixed color flower with its unique and old-fashioned appearance is enough to melt your heart within moments
Calendula typically grows up to a height of 30-60 cm (1-2 feet) and has branching stems that are covered in hairy leaves. The leaves are alternate, lance-shaped, and have serrated edges. The plant produces large, daisy-like flowers that bloom from the late spring to the fall. The flowers have a range of colors, depending on the variety, and are often used as a natural dye.
Calendula is used for both medicinal and culinary purposes. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and has been used for centuries to treat a range of skin conditions, including cuts, burns, and rashes. Calendula oil is also used in cosmetic products, such as lotions and creams, to soothe and moisturize the skin.
In the kitchen, calendula petals are used as a flavoring for soups, stews, and salads, and are often added to herbal tea blends. The plant is also used as a natural dye for textiles and fabrics.
The Pacific Beauty Mix variety of calendula is a popular ornamental plant in gardens and landscaping. It is a hardy plant that is tolerant of a range of growing conditions and provides vibrant color to flower beds, borders, and containers. It is also a favorite of pollinators, such as bees and butterflies.
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Scientific Name: Calendula Offinalis
Common Name: Calendula, Mixed: Pacific Beauty Mix
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: US regions (California, Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast)
Full Growth Height: 18 inch
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun
Blooming Season: Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Pollinator: Bees, Beneficial Insects
Flower: Aromatic, Cut Flowers
Attracts: Butterflies, Bees
Flower Color: Orange, Yellow
Water Requirement: Medium
Soil Type: Well-drained, Sand, Clay, Loam, Moist