Pot Marigold: Our Favorite Flowers

These flowers aren't only beautiful—they're also edible!
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Pot of Marigolds

Pot of Marigolds

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.

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