Crop: Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
Breeder: Frank Morton Wild Garden Seed
OSSI Pledge Date: 4/17/2014
Release Date: 4/17/2014
Bred for Organic Systems: Yes
Commercial Availability: Yes
Variety Type: Finished Variety
Our calendula “Mother of Gene Pools,” named for the flashy red or maroon backs of the petals, which are orange, apricot, peachy, vanilla, or yellow on the facing side-sometimes bicolored or tricolored! At sunset, petals fold up for the night, revealing their flashy backsides. A blooming strip of this helps slow traffic past the farm.