Calendula Marigold

Calendula is a hardy annual, well suited to many soil conditions and temperature ranges. Beautiful flowers cover the calendula from summer till early winter. Some new varieties of flashback calendulas are also on the market and are just amazing. Great for children's gardens as the flower petals are actually edible

Common Name:Calendula
Latin Name:Calendula officinalis
Type:Hardy Annual
Sun Light:Full or partial not too picky
Width:up to 24"
Average Germination:7-14 days
Zones:All, Will readily reseed if allowed
Bloom size: 3"
Colors: Yellows, Oranges
Bloom time: Summer through early winter
Soil: Not real picky, will grow in just about anything
Sow:No more than 1/4" deep Keep soil moist and use a slug bait to prevent your seedlings from being eaten in one night
Fertilizer: Any common fertilizer will do, but is really not needed
When to plant:Bigger stronger plants will happen if sown when soil can be worked
Coverage:1 oz covers about 500 sq feet
Propagation: Seed, you can start them indoors if so inclined but they are so strong you can direct sow with no troubles at all
Description: Another hardy annual, sturdy as can be, can be grown in most any soil and planted in very early spring till mid summer. Common colors as well as the newer flashback colors nearly glow during dusk.

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