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Due to these unusual times of CoVid-19 and the extremely high volume of orders that we have received here at Crimson Sage over the last 3 months, we have decided to stop taking new plant orders at this time. We apologize for this inconvenience, but we need some time to fulfill our current orders and to replenish some of our inventory!! Thanks for your understanding, patience, and choosing to shop with a small, woman owned business. It is truly heart warming to see so many folks nationwide planting their Medicinal Gardens. We will be back up and running as soon as we can!

If you have already placed an order with us, we are shipping as much as possible each week and plan to get your orders shipped over the month of June into early July.

Due to these unusual times of CoVid-19 and the extremely high volume of orders that we have received here at Crimson Sage over the last 3 months, we have decided to stop taking new plant orders at this time. … More →
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Calendula

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Description

Pot Marigold, compositae-Aster family. Native to south central Europe and North Africa, this worthy medicinal is cherished for its bright orange and yellow flowers. Calendula is often grown as an ornamental cut flower and as such, many selections have been developed for color and stem length. The single petaled orange and golden yellow plants have been shown to have the highest resin content for medicinal use although all types have some medicinal value . The flowers have been used medicinally for hundreds of years. Traditionally used as a remedy for jaundice and headaches, the petals were considered an alternative to expensive saffron. Applied externally, calendula actually promotes the reconstruction of skin tissue and can reduce scarring from burns and abrasions. The bitter resins of the plant have shown anti-viral properties and helped situations with lymphatic congestion. Calendula is a favorite ingredient of infused oils used in baby salves, healing salves and skin creams. Although it is considered an annual, Calendula will tolerate some freezing and in milder climates they will overwinter, often blooming again in late winter or early spring; a much needed ray of sunshine when the rest of the garden lays dormant. If your climate is colder the plants will die off in late fall, but in most cases will reseed and you will have an abundance of baby plants for harvesting later in the summer. A colorful gem in your herb garden. Hardy Annual. Zone 9

Latin Name Calendula Officinalis
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