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Calendula officinalis

Calendula officinalis
pot marigold
Calendula officinalis

Common name pot marigold
Family asteraceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers orange (summer)
Size 2'
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed Germinate at room temperature. Self-seeds in our garden.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensextended period, starting mid-July

Along with larkspur and a few others, this ranks high among the annuals whose reseeding habits we encourage in our garden. We've learned to recognize the seedlings by their soft, rounded appearance, and leave them where we want to establish a stand (they look best massed together). With some deadheading, they keep blooming through the summer. Although other colors exist, ours are all golden orange.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 70F (48%G, 4-7d)
  2. Seed from '06 garden. Baggy 70F (75%G, 8-17d)

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