Calendulas are a very prolific, easy to grow annual flower. These bright yellow and orange flowers are a familiar sight in cottage and country gardens. The petals have a pungent, spicy flavor and the leaves have a bitter aftertaste. Calendula are grown from seeds. Sow seeds early in the season and cover lightly with 1/4" of garden soil. They germinate easily and will grow quickly, producing their first of a continual display of blooms by mid-summer. Calendula like rich, well drained soil, but are very tolerant of average to slightly poor soils.