calendula calendula  /kə ˈlɛ dʒə lə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of numerous chiefly annual herbs of the genus Calendula widely cultivated for their yellow or orange flowers; often used for medicinal and culinary purposes

Usage(s):

  1. To approximate the colors with which pious artisans glorified God at Chartres and Poitiers, Artist Saint has cooked up messes of egg-yolk, hollyhock, calendula and portulaca.
  2. For two years, I coped with seasonal allergies and tonsillitis by using the herb echinacea and calendula tea.
  3. TO produce other new flower strains, Burpee technicians have used X rays to alter the genes of calendula seeds, created a large double-petaled variety.

News

  1. In the garden: Nov. 17

    As plants go into their dormant season, they need a deep watering only every third or fourth week. Cut asparagus plants to ground level and top with 4 to 6 inches of compost. Water the bed once a month until spears appear. Plant cool-season annuals such as alyssum, snapdragons, pansies, violas, calendula and cyclamen. As pumpkins in fall decorations deteriorate, move them to the compost pile ...
    on September 12, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News

  2. In the garden

    As plants go into their dormant season, they need a deep watering only every third or fourth week. Cut asparagus plants to ground level and top with 4 to 6 inches of compost. Water the bed once a month until spears appear. Plant cool-season annuals such as alyssum, snapdragons, pansies, violas, calendula and cyclamen. As pumpkins in fall decorations deteriorate, move them to the compost pile ...
    on September 12, 2013     Source: San Antonio Express-News

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