Seed Packets - Calendula - Erfurter Orangefarbige
Seed Packets - Calendula - Erfurter Orangefarbige flower

Seed Packets - Calendula - Erfurter Orangefarbige

Regular price €3.95

Erfurter Orangefarbige is a variety of calendula bred specifically for its medicinal virtues. Although the whole plant has long been used as a culinary and medicinal herb, the bright orange flowers alone are recommended for kitchen use today, since the leaves are very bitter. The flowers are mild tasting and slightly sweet, and can be used both in savoury and sweet dishes – the nickname ‘pot marigold’ comes from its popular use in the soup pot. When dried, its petals, which have been called ‘poor man’s saffron’, can be used to create a natural dye or, funnily enough, in chicken feed to make egg yolks extra vibrant!

Packet includes 45 seeds. Plants grow to 30cm tall and 30cm wide.

How to grow Calendula Erfurter Orangefarbige

  • Sow indoors Feb-Mar and outdoors Apr-Jun.
  • Germinating time 7-15 days.
  • Harvest in 40-60 days.
  • Keep in full sun.
  • Regular, moderate watering