Calendula, Pot marigold (Calendula officinalis)

Quick facts and care essentials

• Cool-season
• Annual
• Full sun
• Moderate watering

Bushy, upright plants with pungently scented foliage reach 1 to 2 1/2 feet tall and bear abundant blossoms reminiscent of double daisies. Flower colors include orange and bright yellow as well as white and more subtle shades of cream, apricot, and soft yellow. The petals are edible, with a slightly tangy flavor. Space plants 12 to 14 inches apart.