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Calendula

Botanical Name
Calendula officinalis
Hardiness
Annual
Height
12 to 18 inches
Width
12 to 18 inches
Flowers
Spring to fall: orange, yellow, white; edible
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost or sow directly outdoors just before last frost date
  • Sow seeds again later in the season for fall flowers
  • Deadhead to promote continual bloom
Problems
Fungal leaf spot, powdery mildew, stem and root rots, aster yellows, cabbage looper, aphids
Varieties
  • Pacific Beauty Series - heat tolerant, yellows and oranges, 15"
  • Prince Series - cut flowers, yellows, oranges, heat resistant
  • Radio Extra Selected - cactus-like blooms, orange, 18-24"
  • Touch of Red - yellow and orange flowers tipped with red

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