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Home Moldova Technologies New Varieties of Medicinal Plants Marigold (Calendula Officinalis L.)

New Varieties of Medicinal Plants Marigold (Calendula Officinalis L.)


We propose two new varieties marigold: Diana and Nataly (Fig.1) with large inflorescences, large number of ligulate flowers and with a high producing capacity of more than 1.3 - 1.4 t/ha dry inflorescences.

Marigold (Calendula) is a medicinal species drug successfully used for treatment of many diseases. This plant is used also in ornamental floriculture.

Varieties are distinguished by the tubular flowers colour. Thus, variety Nataly has the tubular flowers as well as ligulate flowers are orange, while variety Diana has the tubular flowers are brown and the ligulate flowers are orange.

Innovative Aspect and Main Advantages

New varieties of marigold Nataly and Diana are distinguished by:

  • drought resistance;
  • disease resistance;
  • high productivity
  • high quality of inflorescences
  • high content of flavone
  • high content of polyphenoles

The concentration of the active matter in the new marigold is much higher than that in the local population cultivated in Moldova, which served as control (Table 1). Seeding rate is only 3 kg/ha.

Table 1. Pot marigold varieties productivity and quality of row materials

Areas of Application

Agriculture, pharmacy, medicine, ornamental floriculture.

Fig. 1 General view of plantation of marigold (Calendula) varieties Nataly

Stage of Development

Varieties are protected by Moldova variety certificates (MD 302; MD 328).

The results were appreciated at the International Exhibition, Chisinau, (Silver Medals, INFOINVENT, 2007).

Contact Details

Institute of Genetics and Plant Physiology
Contact person: Dr. Maria Gonceariuc
Address: 22 Padurii St. Chisinau 2002, Republic of Moldova
Tel./Fax: (+ 373 22) 660 394
Mob.: (+ 373 79) 160 411
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