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Oopsy Daisy Calendula (Pot Marigold) Seeds

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3.6666666666667 out of 5 stars
(3 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
'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 (~50 seeds)

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

3 reviews

Bummed!

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

Better than marigolds!

5 out of 5 stars Oct 2, 2021
I'm not a big fan of regular marigolds, so I got these as an alternative for the front of the garden. They are absolutely delightful! Bloomed in a range of color from light buttery yellow to rich creamy orange. They have flowered profusely over the summer and are still going strong into the fall. Mine grew much taller than the 8" noted here, I would say mine grew to be about 12-16" tall on average, so not as tiny as I thought they would be, but I don't mind. I will definitely be planting these again next year. Helpful tip: Darkness aids germination for these seeds. If you are having trouble getting your seeds to germinate, I recommend putting them in a moist paper towel in a clear zip lock bag, and placing the bag in a drawer or dark room. You can check on them every few days by holding the bag up to the light, and once you see that the seeds have sprouted, plant them where you want them to grow.
Jackie from OH

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