Calendula contains pale to medium green leaves, it also has yellow and orange colored flowers (among other colors) on long stems that reaches a height of about 1 to 2 feet. It was once considered the most sacred of flowers and used to adorn holy statues of the gods of the Hindu world. It is a very cheerful flower and similar to the gerbera daisy and marigold. They have a limited season, stretching from September thru December. It is a perfect flower for weddings and special events.