Oopsy Daisy Calendula (Pot Marigold) Seeds

3 out of 5 stars
(2 reviews)
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'Oopsy Daisy' is a compact calendula with a profusion of brilliantly colored, single and double, orange, cream, and yellow blossoms with fiery orange tips. For a gorgeous combination, pair with short blue or purple spring-blooming annuals like alyssum, lobelia, and violas in a container, along a path, or in a garden bed. In the kitchen, the edible petals add bright color when used as a garnish, in salads, egg dishes, or on top of hors d'oeuvres.
$2.69 700 mg

Botanical Name: Calendula officinalis

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Probably the Mediterranean region

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual; may reseed to come back following year.

Plant Dimensions: 8" tall

Variety Information: 1½"–2½" double orange, cream, and yellow blossoms with orange tips

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Spring to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: Cold Climates: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Mild Climates: Early spring for summer bloom and late summer for winter bloom. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 68°–85°F.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date; recommended for cold climates.

Days to Emerge: 5–15 days

Seed Depth: ¼"–½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 4 seeds every 8"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 8"

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Oopsy Daisy Calendula (Pot Marigold) Seeds Reviews

2 reviews


1 out of 5 stars Jan 4, 2021
I had high hopes for these seeds and even purchased multiple packs, but had zero germination. I have no idea why, given how much the other Botanical Interests seeds I purchased seemed to thrive.
Ariel from OR
Owner Response: Hi Ariel, We are sorry you had difficulty germinating these seeds. They aren't too tricky but these seeds do require darkness to germinate so they need to buried at the recommended depth of 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Also, soil temperatures (which lags behind air temperatures in spring) will need to be near 70 degrees F for them to germinate. Rest assured our seeds are tested regularly to ensure germination rates exceed federal standards and our own. A customer service agent will be contacting you to help.

grew well for me

5 out of 5 stars Jan 30, 2021
I saw the comment regarding germination issues so I wanted to share my experience. I purchased these in July 2020, so a bit late in the year, but all of the seeds I planted seemed to germinate. One group I had planted a bit too close to some veggies, so they were shaded and never grew very tall, but the ones that weren't shaded have done great and have had a few flowers at any given time including now on the cusp of February. Very pretty iridescent, almost florescent, flowers. As with most of the seeds I started in my raised garden beds this year, I gave them a thorough watering and then placed a piece of cardboard over the seeds for 5 or so days.
Mikey P from CA

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