Zeolights Calendula (Pot Marigold) Seeds


4.8235294117647 out of 5 stars
(17 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
A new twist on the medicinal cottage-garden flower, this fancy beauty makes other calendulas look plain. Bronzy-orange petals fade to a delicate light pink, artfully contrasting with the yellow base and maroon back. Add the edible petals to salads and sandwiches or use as a garnish for a pretty touch.
$2.69 400 mg (~29 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: 12"–24" tall

Variety Information: 1½"–2½" fully double, bronzy-orange petals that fade to a delicate light pink, contrasting with the yellow base and maroon back.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Spring to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower

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 12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

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Zeolights Calendula (Pot Marigold) Seeds Reviews

17 reviews

Beautiful flower!

5 out of 5 stars Mar 13, 2019
This variety was very easy to grow and the depth and colors of the flowers are lovely.
Brenda Jordan from CA

Beautiful flowers

5 out of 5 stars Mar 27, 2019
I haven't grown these yet but am looking forward to seeing them in bloom. I love your seed packets with the beautiful pictures of the flower and what the seedling will look like. There is so much information on the seed packet also. All those tips make for a more productive growing, especially when I have never grown a cultivar before, My Mom always had calendulas so they are special to me. Thank you for all you do to make growing a wonderful experience!!!
Deborah Freeman from PA

Not great for cutting

2 out of 5 stars Aug 15, 2019
These IMO are not great for cutting and I am surprised they are offered by Floret Flower as a good cutting flower. The flowers lose pigment after just 1 day in the vase and look like they're dying. The stems are also short. I probably won't grow again.
Samantha from CO
Owner Response: Hi Samantha, We are sorry you didn't like 'Zeolights' as a cut flower. In case it helps, harvesting calendula in the morning, and choosing blooms that have not fully opened (petals not flat or down curved) will give the longest vase life. Also, plants flowers a bit closer together or calendula in more shade will produce longer stems. Happy gardening!


5 out of 5 stars Oct 30, 2019
I love the color and interesting new texture that this flower has added to my garden! We've had 4 frosts here so far (I live in NE Ohio) and these are still blooming away while most of my flowers have died!! I"m SO happy with these!! Thanks!
Meg from OH


5 out of 5 stars Jul 6, 2020
This is the first year I've grown Calendula and I regret not growing it sooner. This zeolights is an amazingly beautiful flower which attracts native bees. That is my favorite part!! It was very easy to start from seed and really is a show stopper!
Adrienne Smith from OR

GORGEOUS! Will be buying more for next spring!

5 out of 5 stars Jul 7, 2020
So so beautiful, they are not fussy and have been absolutely covered in blooms all season. The blooms have come in wave after wave so I haven't been without flowers at all even though I deadhead regularly. We've had terrible heat and wind all season and these calendula look the best out of everything in my garden this year. The flowers change color slightly as they age and look absolutely beautiful in arrangements.
Jessica N from UT

Easy to Grow

5 out of 5 stars Jul 13, 2020
So. easy. to. grow. I honestly didn't even thin these babies and they look amazing. The color is just fantastic.
Erika H. from CO

Super Successful Flower!

5 out of 5 stars Oct 26, 2020
These flowers were super successful in our garden. They grew and grew and grew and grew. They were the last things still blooming before the snow fell. I enjoyed the pop of color and the smaller bees enjoyed them as well.
Grace Wright from CO

Great Germination Rate

5 out of 5 stars Jan 13, 2021
I'm in Zone 7a. I direct sowed these in May and was still harvesting flowers in November. My honeybees devoured them. The flowers dried nicely for me to use in salves, lotions, and lip balms. I've ordered more for this season.
Alice Gambino from MD

Unique Colors and Pretty Easy to Grow

5 out of 5 stars Jun 15, 2021
Grew well in different size containers. Hardy plants with blooms that have nice distinction of light and dark tones. Very pleased with these.
Tiffany from NJ

Pretty little calendulas

5 out of 5 stars Jul 3, 2021
Love the range of colors in these little calendula flowers. It ranges from yellow to orange to pink with pretty gradation that varies in each plant. Seeds germinated really well. Need to remember to plant more from seed indoors next season so I can plant them in larger mass!
Steph from UT

Gorgeous in the garden and the vase!!!

5 out of 5 stars Aug 20, 2021
I have fallen in love with this flower! The colors and form are unique and varied from just one seed packet. If you can stand to remove any of these beauties from your garden, best vase life is had by cutting new blooms only half open. But you must take care to notice the difference between new blooms and older because all blooms close at night and open again in morning. They change and look wonderful as they mature in the vase and last at least a week to 10 days. Stem length is short, but there are so many blooms on one plant that you can easily cut well below the newer buds on a stem (sacrificing a few blooms) in order to get longer stems. I love them so much!
Michelle from CO

Year round blooms

5 out of 5 stars Aug 24, 2021
There is so much color variety and they are very hardy. I have some planted in mostly shade and they make pretty little yellow flowers and my plants in mostly sun produce peachy pink to orange, light bronze and yellow flowers. They reseed very well and I have them popping up all over my yard. Best of all I get flowers almost year round with my most established plants. Flowers start in March and bloom strong till early fall then slow down but still give me flowers in January with snow covering then. Our winters aren't too extreme but temperatures drop into the 20s often and it doesn't bother these plants much. And they're fairly drought tolerant.
Bee from OR

Zeolights Calendula (Pot Marigold) Seeds

5 out of 5 stars Sep 27, 2021
Very pretty and different calendula (from the orange and yellow varieties). Very good germination.
Virginia from OH

First time for Calendula

5 out of 5 stars Jan 2, 2022
These flowers grew extremely well, out in raised beds between beans, zucchini and potatoes. They basically refused to give it up during a very hot summer, and continued to bloom into fall and even as temps cooled substantially. Upon the advice of a local Master Gardener, I did not cut them back, and left them for the birds. I am pretty sure they will reseed themselves after the current 42 inches of snow melts off. A very, very hardy plant, and also quite pretty for cutting.
Milda from ID

Easiest flowers to grow

5 out of 5 stars Jan 15, 2022
You can't make a mistake planting these and a lovely color
Rosanne from NC

Zeolights Calendula

5 out of 5 stars Jul 24, 2022
I purchase 1 pack of Zeolights Calendula Botanical Interest from ACE Hardware. I sow the seeds in the ground on June 1, 2022. They germinated 95% and they are easy to grow. On July 4th they started to bloom. I highly recommend this Zeolights Calendula planting around your vegetable garden. It attracts good insects, bees & other pollinators & deters bad insects. All the seeds that I got from Botanical are great seeds in my garden.
Marjorie from CO

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