bright orange calendula bloom
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Pot marigold
Calendula officinalis

This annual can grow to about 30 inches and features bright green foliage, sturdy stems, and 3-inch blooms. It's available in a range of citrusy colors, from light yellow to bright orange, some with dark centers and others with centers that match the bloom. USDA Zones 4-11

TOH Tip: Like French marigolds, these can be planted in vegetable gardens to deter pests. Unlike French marigolds, this plant is effective at relieving certain insect stings. Its leaves can also be used in stews.
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