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Pot Marigold in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Calendula

 

Pot Marigold

A genus of 30 species of sub-shrubs and annual herbaceous plants. Calendula officinalis is the most commonly grown and is excellent for borders and for cutting. It can also be grown in pots under glass for cutting in winter. The flowers last well in water. The plant reproduces itself freely from self sown seeds. The species is available with single or double blooms with dwarf varieties and comes in a variety of colours and shades.

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plant Features
  • Pot Marigold likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Pot Marigold likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Pot Marigold is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Pot Marigold likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Pot Marigold

Latin name

Calendula

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Pot Marigold likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Pot Marigold is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Pot Marigold likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Pot Marigold likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Pot Marigold is 0.30meters x 0.60meters 0.30 M 0.60 M

Calendula

A genus of 30 species of sub-shrubs and annual herbaceous plants. Calendula officinalis is the most commonly grown and is excellent for borders and for cutting. It can also be grown in pots under glass for cutting in winter. The flowers last well in water. The plant reproduces itself freely from self sown seeds. The species is available with single or double blooms with dwarf varieties and comes in a variety of colours and shades.


Propagation by seed

From Late Winter TO Late Autumn

Sow the seeds in the flowering position covering them with half inch of soil, in late winter for summer flowering or in autumn for late spring flowering. Thin out to the required spacing. Autumn planted seedlings left outdoors for spring flowering will need cloche protection in temperate regions.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

These plants thrive with little or no attention on the poorest soils under the worst possible conditions. For best results however and the highest proportion of double flowers, a well drained, medium garden soil is required.

 

Flowering Season

From Late Spring TO Late Summer

The season for flowers will depend on when the plants were started in the garden. Plants grown from seed planted in the previous autumn will come into flower late spring and plants grown from late winter seed will flower later in the summer. Thus flowers can be present throughout the summer months by splitting the sowing season.

 
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