Resina (Calendula officinalis) is a variety that has been bred for its high resin content. The resin of the calendula flower (which mainly resides on the underside of the calyx) holds the potent medicinal constituents. These resins are soluble in hot water (tea), alcohol (tincture) and most especially, oil (oil infusion). Calendula oil – an infusion of the dried flowers in oil (typically olive or jojoba) can be used on its own as a healing ointment for skin ailments, or as a base for salves (oil & beeswax). If your intention in growing Calendula is for making medicine, Resina is the variety for you!
70 days to bloom. Hardy re-seeding annual/tender perennial.