Calendula officinalis
‘Snow Princess’

This one-of-a-kind Calendula has a neat trick. Yellow flower buds open to reveal white flowers whose backsides are also a butter yellow. The effect is mirage-like, with the 3” white flowers having a shimmering yellow reverse. Large, dark (occasionally white) centers add a vivid contrast to the double rows of silky petals. Highly sought after by bees and butterflies. Quickly forming a multi-branching 2' plant, this floriferous annual, starts blooming in late spring and never stops. People have been known to ask “Oh, is that a dwarf sunflower?” as the flowers do indeed resemble those joyous blooms. Ideal for adding pizzazz to a sunny bed and compact enough to feature in a container. Makes an excellent cut flower. Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Deadhead to prolong blooming. Deer resistant but edible for we humans!

Curious Plantsman

Average Water

All USDA zones
deer proof