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Calendula officinalis

Pot Marigold

Calendula, English Marigold
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Calendula officinalis
Principal Common Name Pot Marigold
Common Name(s) Calendula, English Marigold
Description Calendula is an annual flower that prefers cool growing weather but are tender and killed by frosts. Depending on variety and culture, the plants grow 12-30" in height and about as wide. The leaves are bright green and typically about 4" long. The lower leaves are oval with a rounded tip (spatulate) and upper leaves are lance shaped with pointed tips. The flowers are typically 2-3" in diameter and held on thick sturdy stems. Calendulas are single or double flowered and come in a range of colors from cream to light yellow to electric yellow to orange. Some have dark brown centers.
General Comments
Nativity Southern Europe, around Mediterranean Sea
Height Range 12 - 30 IN
Spread Range 12 - 30 IN
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Light Green
Leaf Texture Medium
Form Bedding plant : Subshrub
Flower Color Cream : Orange : Yellow
Flower Time Spring : Fall
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Morning Sun : Partial Shade
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Humid : Medium
Outstanding Features Color : Container Plant : Flower

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