Calendula Pot Marigold Zeolights Organic Seeds

Calendula Pot Marigold Zeolights Organic Seeds

Calendula officinalis

Item #2009

Annual. A new twist on the old English 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 petals to salads and sandwiches or use as a garnish for a pretty touch. Attracts pollinators, is fairly drought tolerant, and deer resistant.




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Annual

Full sun

Blooms spring to frost

12"-24" tall

Days to Emerge:
5-15 days

Seed Depth:
1/4"-1/2"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 4 seeds every 12"

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


When to sow outside: Cold Climates: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. 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 average last frost; recommended for cold climates.

Special germination instructions: Requires darkness to germinate; sow 1/4"–1/2" deep.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

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