Bright yellow and orange flowers, historically used for culinary purposes, come from easy calendula care when growing this simple flower. Commonly called the pot marigold (Calendula officinalis).
All parts of calendula plants are useful in many ways. Flowers and leaves of the calendula may be dried and stored for later use.
In the vegetable garden, calendula draws aphids away from valuable plants. While uses of calendula plants are diverse, growing calendula in the flower or herb garden is an optimum use of this attractive plant. Calendula plants are frost tolerant and somewhat cold hardy and add long-lasting color and beauty in a flower bed or container.