In the Knight's Tale, Chaucer depicts Jealousy in the temple of Venus as "wearing of Marigolds a yellow band." Flower petals are added to salads, used as garnishes, or added to rice as a saffron substitute. Leaves have been eaten as a potherb. Ointments made from flower petals are excellent first-aid treatments for skin cuts and abrasions. Named for the Virgin Mary, it is the floral emblem of Lady Day when the feast of the Annunciation is celebrated.
Source of plant
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
This variety has layers of deep orange petals with a flaming red reverse and smoldering dark-eyed centers.
USDA Hardiness Zone
medicinal/pharmaceutical, food, other ethnobotanical uses