Calendula Snow Princess is a celebration of nature in action with its remarkable color transformation as the disk shaped blooms mature. The tight flower buds start out a bold lemon yellow and as they unfurl they transition to a beautiful snowy white bloom with either a dark chocolate or yellow center eye. One of the first varieties to wake up in spring, this cold hardy annual will put on her show bursting in reliable, semi-double, 3" inch blooms from early spring all the way through first frost with regular deadheading. Easy to grow, Calendula is a great variety to start with for beginning gardeners. Highly appreciated as a cut flower, Calendula also serves as a staple in the practice of herbal medicine for its healing properties used in tinctures and salves.