Calendula

Calendula officinalis

[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: 1 - 10 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Sunny Map it: 38.010417,-78.453073

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