Garden colour, cut flowers, and a saffron substitute.
Calendulas grace the cooler weather with lots of sunshiny blooms, and these versatile, easy growers come in various heights, allowing you to choose between stocky dwarf varieties ideal as edging and tall ones that are perfect for the vase. Also known as pot marigolds, you can use them in the kitchen too. Economical chefs use the petals to colour rice – a much cheaper alternative to saffron! Whether you’re a veteran gardener who appreciates cheerful colour or a beginner looking for easy seeds, Calendulas are a match.