Asteraceae (family name)
Forage for Pollinators: Produces a small amount of Nectar and Pollen for Bumblebees and other bees including Honeybees.
Flowering time: May, June, July, August, September, October, November.
Growing information: HARDY ANNUALS. Growing to 45cm (18”) by 30cm (12”). Sow in March, April or May ideally in successional drifts for a stunning display of these bright orange flowers right up until the first frosts. They are fast-growing and adapt to almost any soil including coastal. The petals of the flower-heads are edible and can be added to salads as garnish. *Medicinally it been shown to help wounds heal faster, possibly increasing blood flow to affected area. Also used to hydrate. The dried petals are used in tinctures, ointments, and washes to treat burns, bruises, and cuts, as well as the minor infections. Parts used: petals*. (source University of Maryland Medical Center).