Flashback Mix, Calendula Seeds

Calendula

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Flashback Mix, Calendula Seeds

Calendula

An attention grabbing mix of Calendula colors with bicolor petals. The bottom side of each flower is burgundy giving it a unique contrast to other flowers. Produces 2-3" flowers with a mix of double and semidouble blooms. Also known as pot marigold, common marigold, and Scotch marigold.
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Product Details

Weight

.008

Botanical Name

Calendula officinalis

Flower Height

18-24"

Seed Type

Seed

Packet

50 seeds

Seeds Per Ounce

3,400

Growing Conditions

Containers

Sow Method

Transplant

Categories

Flowers

Zones

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Days To Maturity (# Days)

50-55

Components

Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Calendula

In addition to bringing a bright burst of color to the garden, Calendula flowers are grown to be used as a medical salve and the flowers are edible. The blooms are frost tolerant, which creates long-lasting color in the garden.

Before Planting: Calendulas prefer full sun but will grow in partial shade. They like rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.5 to 7.0, but the flowers will tolerate poor soil as well.

Planting: Sow Calendula seeds directly into the garden early in the season and cover with 1/4 inch of soil.

Watering: Water them during dry periods. Add mulch to retain moisture and deter weeds.

Fertilizer: Add compost to the soil to improve it and add a general-purpose fertilizer once a month.

Days to Maturity: Calendula flowers bloom from mid-summer up until the first frosts in the fall.

Harvesting: Prior to trimming the flowers and bringing them indoors to arrange in a vase, check for aphids.

Tips: Calendula is a good companion plant when planted near asparagus and tomatoes.

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