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Wednesday's Flower

Calendula officinalis

Wednesday's Story

It’s easy to miss the “ordinary”…

As we consider it common or mundane, but is there really anything that is just that? Ordinary? I would say no, and that it’s only what we’ve become used to, and what we have learned to take for granted. Many of us would consider this flower ordinary, but is it? We may see it often, and for that reason we don’t slow down and take in its delicate petals that unfold from its deep orange center with these curious pointed edges. I think there isn’t really anything that is just “ordinary”…there is so much to be aware of and grateful for.

Happy Thanksgiving!

points of interest

Bushy, fast growing with simple, aromatic leaves. Daisy-like flowerheads, single or double, with shades of yellow, apricot and orange ray florets and darker centers. Excellent annual for informal border; long blooming and heat tolerant.

general care

Grow in well-drained, moderately fertile soil in sun or partial shade. Deadhead to promote flowering and prevent self-seeding, unless desired.

friday’s flower fact

Calendula petals are edible and are often used as a colorful addition to salads, as well as in beauty products.

Common Names | Pot Marigold
Botanical Name | Calendula officinalis
Family | Asteraceae
Type | Annual
Origin | Southern Europe to Northern Africa
Zone | N/A
Flower Height | 12-30”
Flower Diameter | 4”

photographed @

Tucson Botanical Garden

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Varying perspectives of Wednesday’s Flower from bud to full bloom

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