How to sow calendula: Direct seed outdoors after last frost. Thin seedlings to 40cm.

Sun requirement for calendula: Plant in Full Sun

Nobody is growing this yet. You could be the first!

Calendula, or Pot Marigold, is a yellow to orange flower grown for its medicinal uses and edible flowers. It is also a popular companion plant because of the beneficial insects it attracts. Although it is in the Daisy (Asteraceae) family with French Marigold, the two plants are in separate genera. French Marigold is usually not edible. Calendula is very easy to grow. It's flowers are often added to salads or used as food coloring and dye. The plant has antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Its leaves and flowers are often made into salves and poultices for wounds and skin irritations. Calendula repels whitefly from tomatoes and can lure aphids away from beans. It attracts beneficial insects like ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies, which prey on aphids.

Image of calendula



living and reproducing in a single year or less





Row Spacing



zucchini zucchini


Calendula crops

more photos ยป

Crop Map

Only plantings by members who have set their locations are shown on this map.

What people are saying about calendulas

Nobody has posted about calendulas yet.

Sign in or sign up to post your tips and experiences growing calendulas.

How to grow calendulas

Scientific names

None known.

Alternate names

See who's planted calendulas

Calendula harvests

Nobody has harvested this crop yet.

Find calendula seeds

There are no seeds available to trade on Growstuff right now.