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A Mediterranean annual plant (Calendula officinalis) in the composite family, widely cultivated for its showy, yellow or orange, rayed flower heads that were formerly used in medicine, coloring, and flavoring of food. Also called pot marigold.

[Medieval Latin, marigold, from Latin kalendae, calends; see calends.]
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1. (Plants) any Eurasian plant of the genus Calendula, esp the pot marigold, having orange-and-yellow rayed flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) the dried flowers of the pot marigold, formerly used medicinally and for seasoning
[C19: from Medieval Latin, from Latin kalendae calends; perhaps from its supposed efficacy in curing menstrual disorders]
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(kəˈlɛn dʒə lə)

n., pl. -las.
a composite plant, Calendula officinalis, with many-rayed orange or yellow flowers.
[1870–75; < Medieval Latin, = Latin calend(ae) calends + -ula -ule]
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Noun1.calendula - any of numerous chiefly annual herbs of the genus Calendula widely cultivated for their yellow or orange flowerscalendula - any of numerous chiefly annual herbs of the genus Calendula widely cultivated for their yellow or orange flowers; often used for medicinal and culinary purposes
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Calendula - marigold
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A ADRIENNE SAYS: Yes, if the border is sunny and you sow quick-growing hardy annuals such as calendulas, sunflowers and love-lies-bleeding.
Among the five widely available calendulas, two kinds grow taller than a foot: 'Anagoor' reaches about 14 inches and has bright orange 3-inch flowers with brown centers.
Nesse contexto, importante informacao do agricultor merece destaque ao afirmar que "as calendulas em presenca da camomila adoecem menos".
In our veg plot, which seems to have more flowers than produce in it at the moment, blue cornflowers are planted side by side with vivid orange calendulas. It's as zingy a combination as possible and works as well in the garden as in a vase.
The plants are coming out now, untangled from their twiggy pea sticks, which will do a second tour of duty, propping up cornflowers and calendulas.
Calendulas will help attract bees to pollinate your veg
Calendulas | will help attract bees to pollinate your veg
Calendulas prefer cool weather and, if deadheaded, will flower from spring through fall if sited in filtered sun.
Some are the 'cut and come again' calendulas or pot marigolds, bachelor's buttons or cornflowers, love-in-the-mist and larkspur, which can be used in carefree abundance for a cottage-garden look.
EDGE vegetable bedswith nasturtiums, calendulas andtagetes to keep pests away - Kev Brown, Rugby, Warks.