Calendula are the grande finale to the perennial garden, displaying vibrant fall colors. Calendula come in a wide variety and grow quite effortlessly. Calendula have the iconic flower shape that signals we are looking at, essentially, a daisy. Their flowers are disease resistant, and bloom predictably and reliably.
Besides its wonderful flowers, Calendula is also a herbal plant, whose flowers are used to prepare medicines, and especially homeopathic medicine. It possesses anti-inflammatory properties to naturally heal cuts, wounds and other inflammatory skin diseases. For gardeners, it’s a two-for-one deal: beautiful blooms and a host of medicinal benefits.
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