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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.
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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: 
May 11, 2001 to July 7, 2001October 4, 2001 to December 20, 2001April 22, 2002 to June 28, 2002September 27, 2002 to December 19, 2002April 30, 2003 to July 25, 2003October 9, 2003 to December 19, 2003May 1, 2004 to December 20, 2004May 2, 2005 to November 22, 2005April 20, 2006 to July 20, 2006October 4, 2006 to December 8, 2006May 15, 2007 to July 6, 2007May 2, 2008 to July 25, 2008October 13, 2008 to December 8, 2008May 11, 2009 to August 4, 2009October 6, 2009 to November 16, 2009May 10, 2010 to June 28, 2010May 3, 2011 to July 15, 2011April 13, 2012 to July 20, 2012April 30, 2013 to July 24, 2013May 12, 2014 to August 18, 2014May 11, 2015 to July 28, 2015April 19, 2016 to August 5, 2016June 1, 2017 to November 3, 2017May 30, 2018 to July 11, 2018May 2, 2019

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