Calendula, Calypso Orange is easy to grow
Calendula tisaneCalendula, Calypso Orange is easy to growWe grow and dry all our calendula petalsSoft cheese with calendula petalsMillet salad with calendula and spinachDried calendula petals are known as "Poor Man's Saffron"

Sow: March to May, or August to September

Flowers: May to September

Where:  In a sunny spot.  In flower beds, window boxes, containers, vegetable patch

How many seeds?  0.4g (average 45 seeds)

Also known as: Calendula officinalis, Pot Marigold

Calendula ‘Calypso Orange’

Calendula are a brightly coloured edible flowers with many culinary uses, including floral teas, decorating cheeses, to add to rice, salads, butters, oils and vinegars.  The edible petals have a slightly peppery flavour and may be eaten fresh, or dried to make ‘Poor Man’s Saffron’.  The young leaves are also edible and may be used as a salad leaf. Calendula are incredibly easy to grow and produce an abundance of flowers through spring and summer.  A very popular edible flower.

Seed & Recipe Packs include:-
Flower Seeds
Plant Label
Growing & Harvesting Instructions
Calendula Recipe Guide
4 x Edible Flower Recipe Cards

Refill Packs include:- Flower Seeds only



Additional Information

Growing Location

Vegetable Gardens, Containers, Borders & beds, Small gardens, Wildlife garden, Hanging baskets

Growing Condition

Full sun, Part shade


Salads, Decoration & garnishes, Hot drinks, Cakes & desserts, Savoury cooking, Oils & vinegars, Sugars & syrups, Food colouring

Sowing month

March, April, May, August, September

Flowering month

May, June, July, August, September


Savoury, Delicate



Suitable For..

Great for bees, Easy to grow, Great for kids

Type of packet

Seed & Recipe Pack, Seed Refill Pack

Looking for more inspiration?.....

....see our boards on pinterest for ideas on how to use your edible flowers