To start growing this flower, you can either start from seeds, or from store bought plants that have already begun to grow. Remember, this plant grows in the fall. Therefore they will grow best in cooler temperatures.
If Calendula flowers are planted in an area that is too hot, they will not continue to grow.
If you are starting from seeds, start them indoors towards the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Use a potting soil that has some moisture. Keep the soil moist and keep the seeds covered. They grow better in the darkness of the soil.
Once you see the seeds beginning to grow leaves, transfer the plant outdoors. After they are planted, water them, as they need it.
Some insects do like to nibble on the flower and the leaves. Spray with an insecticide, and you plant should grow just fine.
The only sad thing about his flower is that they are annuals. So they will not return the next year. Don’t worry however, they are so easy to grow and take care of that you can plant them again the next year on your own.