Marigold, also called calendula, is the October birth flower. Sometimes called “summer bride” or “husbandmans dial,” because it’s flower head follows the sun. The Marigold’s flower meaning is “winning grace.” Once considered the most sacred of flowers, in India it was placed around the necks of holy statues.
Marigold is found through Europe, the United States, and western Asia. The marigold is an annual flower that blooms well even over a long season. They bloom practically non stop the entire summer and have few problems. Marigolds are good cleansers and can be remedies for the sting of bees. Marigolds are also known as calendula, garden marigold, holligold, goldbloom, golds, ruddes, Mary bud, bull’s eyes, and pot marigold.