Calendulas are beautiful, edible medicinal flowers. Easy to grow, nice cut flowers, make healing salves or use petals as garnish. I love growing this plant with its cheery flowers .It likes cooler weather and blooms well in the greenhouse in fall and early spring. I also grow it in the gardens. It germinates easily and is not fussy to grow. I use it in bouquets and the petals in salads. This spring I also plan to make some healing salve with the petals with it along with other healing garden plants .