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Calendula officianalis, also known as the Pot Marigold, produces gorgeous orange, reddish orange or yellow daisy-like flowers. This is an annual plant that withstands full sun. It tolerates most soil types, and needs average moisture.
This plant has been used both medicinally as well as as a food item for centuries.
If offering to tortoises, offer mature flowers, not the entire plant.
USDA Zone(s): 3-10
Blooming Period: Spring
Color: yellow, Orange/Red
Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Type: Gravelly, sandy, no clay soils.