Calendula officinalis

Pot Marigold

Grown since Elizabethan times, Pot Marigolds' early season pompom flowers bloom in orange, yellow, apricot, cream and white. Double-flowering, red and black-eyed varieties are also available. The petals are edible and can be used fresh and dried to flavor cakes, puddings, soups, salads and rice dishes. Unlike the common garden Marigold (Tagetes), Pot Marigolds need cool weather during spring and early summer to grow and bloom well. In mild winter areas, they withstand light frosts, so plant in fall for winter and early spring bloom. Sow seed from late winter to early spring for spring bloom, and mid- to late-summer for fall bloom. When transplanting, be careful not to damage the long, thin taproots.
Calendula officinalis, Pot Marigold
Larger growing than many newer dwarfs, it makes better cut flowers. Double varieties are available.

Attributes - Calendula officinalis

Plant Type: Annual

Bloom Season: Early Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: Orange, Yellow

Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 1 ft. 8 in.

Width: 1 ft. 3 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Notes: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Beetles, Black Spot.

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Calendula officinalis 'Bon Bon Mix'
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