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Calendula

Calendula officinalis

Seeds of this hardy annual were planted by Jefferson at his boyhood home, Shadwell, in 1767. Often called "marygold" by gardeners before 1800, this species has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes since the Middle Ages.

Growth Type: 
Annual
Color(s): 
Yellow, Gold
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Sunny
Blooming History: 
2001 May 11 to 2001 Jul 72001 Oct 4 to 2001 Dec 202002 Apr 22 to 2002 Jun 282002 Sep 27 to 2002 Dec 192003 Apr 30 to 2003 Jul 252003 Oct 9 to 2003 Dec 192004 May 1 to 2004 Dec 202005 May 2 to 2005 Nov 222006 Apr 20 to 2006 Jul 202006 Oct 4 to 2006 Dec 82007 May 15 to 2007 Jul 62008 May 2 to 2008 Jul 252008 Oct 13 to 2008 Dec 82009 May 11 to 2009 Aug 42009 Oct 6 to 2009 Nov 162010 May 10 to 2010 Jun 282011 May 3 to 2011 Jul 152012 Apr 13 to 2012 Jul 202013 Apr 30 to 2013 Jul 242014 May 12 to 2014 Aug 182015 May 11 to 2015 Jul 28
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