Pot Marigold: Our Favorite Flowers

These flowers aren't only beautiful—they're also edible!
Related To:
Pot Marigolds Are a Fast Growing Herb Plant

Pot Marigolds Are a Fast Growing Herb Plant

Pot marigolds' blooms last up to eight weeks in the summer and are a quick-to-grow plant.

©2010, Dorling Kindersley Limited

2010, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Pot marigolds' blooms last up to eight weeks in the summer and are a quick-to-grow plant.

Pot marigold (Calendula officinalis) loves sun and moist soil. This cool-season plant grows 1 to 2 feet tall in spring through fall; deadheading helps promote more blooms. Pot marigold's bright, orange and yellow petals are edible and can be tossed into salads, desserts and even dried for brewing tea.*

Consider this annual for your butterfly garden, containers or as a border flower.

*Editor’s Note: The content of this article is provided for general informational purposes only. Be cautioned that some plants can be poisonous, and poisonous plants sometimes resemble edible plants which often grow side by side. It is the responsibility of the reader, or the reader’s parent or guardian, to correctly identify and use the edible plants described. HGTV does not guarantee the accuracy of the content provided in this article and is not liable for any injury resulting from use of any  information provided.

Next Up

Nasturtium: Our Favorite Flowers

This edible annual is known for its fast-growing habit.

Petunia: Our Favorite Flowers

Add color and versatility to your summer garden container.

Bright, Edible Flowers

Herbs can bring color and flavor to any garden. Learn how you can grow your own edible flowers.

Zinnia Flowers

Celebrate summer by planting a mix of zinnia flowers you can pick and plunk into vases.

Impatiens Flowers: Impatiens Walleriana

Brighten shady nooks with America’s top bedding plant: Impatiens

Mrs. James' Favorite Plant

This "overgrown daisy" gets a place of honor on Paul James' patio.

Annual Flowers And Plants: What Are They?

Paint your yard with the living color of annuals. These short-lived beauties stage a season-long show without breaking the bank.

Planting Annuals: When and How To Plant Annual Flowers

Learn the ins and outs of planting annuals, including when to plant annuals and techniques you can use to boost success.

French Marigold: Our Favorite Flowers

This sunny stunner is beautiful to look at and fun to eat!

Ligularia (Leopard Plant): Our Favorite Flowers

Take off with these rocket-shaped flowers.