This is the strain of calendula used in herbal preparations. Its blooms are golden and profuse, and its scent when brushed in the garden or crumbled in the hand is lovely and clean and cool. This soothing herb has a delicate smell and can be used in herbal preparations for burns or skin irritations. It is also known as "pot marigold," and with its bright, rounded, golden blooms it is easy to see why.
Plant in a location where its beauty can be appreciated. It will bloom all summer and shower its environs with plenty of fascinatingly-shaped seeds; will come back the following year without any help if you let it.