A well-known self-seeding hardy annual with sunny orange flowers, it has been used for centuries in cosmetics, as a healing herb for the skin and as a culinary herb.
- Edible flowers
- Cottage garden plant
- Dye herb
A flower that cheers you up as soon as you look it, in folklore the petals scattered under your pillow protected you whilst you were asleep and made your dreams come true. Calendula cream can be bought in most pharmacies and is used for reducing inflammation, healing cuts and grazes, chapped hands and minor burns. It has a soothing effect on the digestive system effect and the flower petals can be used in culinary dishes, most notably rice based ones like paella.
- Height: 10-30cm
- Type: Half Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Pink
- Flowering period: June - September
This sun loving annual is happy in most soils and grows really well in containers. The only pests to look out for is slugs who seem to find the leaves quite delicious, although calendula easily outgrows the munching once they begin to take off, it is just when they are young it can be a problem. At the end of the summer harvest the seed when ripe for sowing the following spring or leave to self-seed naturally.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.