Calendula has in our opinion the best orange coloured flower of all the plants we grow, the colour is so deep and vivid the picture probably doesn't do it justice. Calendula is a great summer bedding plant which can be used as a stand alone plant or in planted containers and beds with other plants.
A fairly vigorous plant, they will grow to a couple of feet in height comfortably. They thrive in warm weather but will need to be fed and dead-headed regularly to keep them going right through the summer.
Interestingly Calendula flowers are used in medicine and can be applied to the skin in cream form to reduce pain and swelling (inflammation) and to treat poorly healing wounds.
A lovely bright summer plant.