Botanical Interests Organic Calendula Zeolites Seeds
Annual. Loves cool weather! Blooms spring through early summer in cool climates and fall through spring in warm climates. 12"-24" tall. Full sun. Zeolight flowers are every-changing chameleons in the garden. They start out with bronzy orange petals that fade to a delicate light pink, artfully contrasting with the yellow base and maroon back. Also called, Pot Marigold, the edible petals are a colorful gourmet addition to salads, eggs, and baked goods. Calendula makes a long-lasting cut flower and can be massed in borders or planted in containers. It is a perfect addition to Cottage Gardens.
When to plant outside: Cold climates: Sow in early spring, as soon as the soil can be worked. Warm climates: Sow in late summer to early fall for winter/spring bloom.
When to start inside: Sow 6-8 weeks before average last frost. Recommended in cold winter climates.
Special Germination Instructions: Calendula seed requires dark to germinate. Sow at depth of ¼" to ½".
Harvesting: To harvest petals, pinch off flower heads then gently pull out the petals. If you wish to dry them for later use, lay them on a tray or large piece of paper in a single layer with good spacing between them to avoid overlapping and discoloration. Then place in a cool, dry location. When thoroughly dry, keep in an airtight container.
Why Our Product is Different
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire AND educate so that you can create beautiful and successful gardens.
A large selection of Certified Organic varieties
Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
No GMOs - recently, we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
About Botanical Interests
Curtis and Judy met while waiting to interview for the same horticultural job and soon found they shared a boundless enthusiasm for gardening. Botanical Interests began out of their mutual passion and personal desire for better quality seed and more informational tools to help and inpire gardeners.
"We wanted a level of purity and quality that wasn't easy to find," recalls Curtis. So they searched out the highest quality seed available and began their business in 1997, in the spare bedroom of their Colorado home. The business objectives they established then still hold strong for them now: to inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees.
Over the years, Judy and Curtis' family has grown along with their line of seeds which now attracts and pleases customers nationwide.