Calendula ‘Zeolights’

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Botanical Interests sent me a packet of ‘Zeolights’ calendula back in January and this is the result. I chose this variety for the peachy/pink tones underneath the petals.

Over the last few years, I’ve expanded into several interesting calendula varieties including: ‘Antares Flashback’ and ‘Triangle Flashback’. While they lack the medicinal properties of regular ole calendula officinalis, they are still tasty as an unusual addition to salads and rice dishes.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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7 thoughts on “Calendula ‘Zeolights’

  1. I have the same Zeolights from Botanical Interests! This is a beautiful angle. One the seeds (perhaps from what a collected last year or one still remaining in my packet) came up yellow which I really like as well.

    The orange (in your link) is beautiful. I’ll have to be on the look out for that pack next year. I do love growing from seed. It somehow feels more like “real” gardening than purchasing the plant in a container.

  2. Ciao Gayla-

    I have this variety from you growing in a pair of Munchkin’s old rainboots. I really love the colour. I’m not a fan of orange, so I’ve never grown calendulas before, but this one’s a keeper. I’m going to try to save seeds so I can grow it next year.

    Thanks so much again!

  3. Because I fell in love with your photos of last year’s ‘Flashback’ flowers, I grew some from Renee’s seeds this season. I’ll add ‘Zeolights’ next year. This is a gorgeous photo.

    The colour reminds of the ripe nectarine sitting on my kitchen counter.

  4. Liane: I still think it’s gardening whether you grow it fro seed or a transplant, but seeds are exciting. Especially in the late winter when I’m desperate for the small of new greenery.

    Sorellina: No problem!

    Elaine: Lovely image… ripe nectarine

  5. Gorgeous photo, Gayla!

    I’ve got one of these from you growing in my tomato patch. It’s stunning! One plant and I’ve probably had a dozen blooms! I too am hoping to harvest seed (or maybe it will just self-seed?) for next year.

    Thanks again for the seedling!

    ~ Mel ~

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