Flower Calendula Flashback
7090- 'Triangle Flashback/Zeolights' Calendula officinalisFantastically beautiful, fully doubled blooms are a boiling complex of color, with maroon petal-backs and pastel faces of orange sherbert and pink washing into yellow at the petal bases. A familiar kitchen garden flower used for informal table vases and edible color in salad, soups, desserts, and plate garnish. Also for medicinal salves and tea. In the field, blooms encourage a host of beneficial insects: minute pirate bugs for thrip control, syrphids for aphis, micro-wasps that parasitize aphids and caterpillars, and native fruit-pollinating solitary bees.