Calendula

Calendula - Pot Marigold

A genus in Asteraceae with around 15 species, Calendula officinalis is a short-lived perennial most often grown as a annual. It is the most commonly cultivated species and there are numerous selections with yellow, gold, red, or orange flowers. The foliage is aromatic and oils made from the petals are used in cosmetics. The double forms are attractive grown in pots.