These lovely flowers were in the garden when we purchased the property here in Maine. They’ve been self-sowing and blooming ever since. I gather the flowers to make calendula infused jojoba for salves and to use on our skin. This mix of seeds will bloom in a variety of colors. They are loved by bees and butterflies and bloom late into the season, providing much needed late season food for pollinators.
DAYS TO MATURITY:
50 – 55 Days
DAYS TO GERMINATION:
7-14 days at 70°F (21°C).
Direct seed: After last frost, when the soil is warm, sow 6 seeds per foot, 1/4″ deep. Thin.
Transplant: Sow 4 weeks before last frost, thin and transplant outside after the last hard frost.
Rich, well-drained soil
Fresh: Harvest when flowers are 1/2 open.
Edible: Harvest once the flowers are fully open and pull petals off before using in dishes. Do not eat flower centers.