Pacific Beauty Mixed Calendula Seeds 5080. Open Pollinated. Annual.
Approx. 60 seeds/pkt (100 seeds/gram)
Calendula are actually short-lived tender perennials, hardy to zone 9. In Canada grow as an annual. Blooms vary in size from 2.5 cm (1″) to 10 cm (4″) in a range of colours, from yellow, to orange, apricot, and cream. Growing conditions affect colour, flower form, size, and bloom longevity. Please Note: Some years flowers are smaller or less vibrant in colour than in other years. Flowers are not consistent between plants. Established plants can have smaller blooms than others. Flowers freely through the summer on well-branched plants that grow up to 45 cm (18″) in height. Calendula is also known as the pot marigold – a reference to its ability to grow quite nicely in containers or the fact the flowers were often used in food preparation! Without a doubt one of the most adaptable and easiest to grow flower there is. This species is part of the Container Flower Collection; click here to check it out.
How To Grow
Very easy to grow! Adaptable to poor soil and will tolerate light shade! Direct sow seed in the garden in mid to late May sowing seed 6 mm (1/4″) deep. Protect seedlings from rabbits. Eventually thin seedlings to 20 cm (8″) apart. For an early start, sow seeds indoors in a soil-less medium in early April. Keep at 21 C (70 F) for the 5-10 day germination period then grow on at a lower temperature of 10-13 C (50-55 F) before hardening off and transplanting to a sunny spot with well-draining soil. Calendula can re-seed itself, but it is not invasive.