Scientific Name: Asteraceae Asteroideae Calendulae Calendula officinalis
Common Names: pot marigold
perennial, but frost killed. Also self seeds if allowed to mature. Effectively an Annual
Growth Habit: Central stalk with some branching
Height: 1-2 feet
Permaculture Designation: Flowering beneficial, Medicinal, herbaceous layer
Grew 4 calendula from seeds started indoors. They didn’t really seem to thrive there by the driveway, and it could be from the transplant shock. I’ll try direct seeding next season. I did get 5-6 flowers from it, which my wife deadheaded for me. They’re still growing, so it’s possible I’ll get some more.
Also, these medicinal herbs are a little shorter in height than the others I’ve written up so far, so that gives another height layer to a medicinal herb plot.