Calendula officinalis

Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis

Common Name(s): Pot marigold

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Description:

Very easy to grow as a bedding or border plant. Sow directly into beds during autumn, and cover seed. Thin out seedlings to space them 250mm apart; pinch out the growing tips to encourage bushiness. Plants self-sow easily. The round, flat flowers range in colour from cream to yellow and orange. They should flower 10 weeks after sowing and make good cut flowers. Once widely used as a medicinal and culinary herb because of its antiseptic properties.

Family: – Asteraceae, Daisy family

Botanical Pronunciation: kuh-LEND-yoo-luh off-fiss-in-AY-liss.

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Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Regular Maintenance
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Full Sun
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Moderate Watering

Flowers
Description:The round, flat flowers range in colour from cream to yellow and orange.
Foliage

Description: The foliage is pale-green carrying golden orange flowers.
Calendula officinalis foliage

Growth Rate
Fast
Interesting Info
Widely used as a medicinal and culinary herb because for its antiseptic properties. These plants self-sow easily.
Maintenance
Thin out seedlings to space them 250mm apart; pinch out the growing tips to encourage bushiness.
Origin
Mediterranean region, Central Europe.
Seed Sowing Instructions
Sow directly into beds and cover seed. They should flower 10 weeks after sowing.
Size
Height: 30 cmSpread: 50 cm
Soil Conditions
Prefers well-dranined and moist medium.
Uses
This specimen has various herbal and cosmetic uses and can be cut for the vase as well.
Uses in landscape design
Very easy to grow as a bedding or border plant.
When to Sow
Autum
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