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Calendula Fiesta Gitana Mix

Calendula officinalis

Old kitchen garden favourite, also known as Pot Marigold, Calendulas grow fast and the bloom last over a long period of time. Beautiful orange and yellow semi-double and double flowers, good for informal bouquets, also edible. Blossoms can be snipped from their stems, dried and added to soups, salads and stews. They are also used in homeopathic remedies and herbal tinctures and ointments for their antiseptic and soothing qualities. Calendulas have an extremely long blooming period, thriving in cool weather and persisting through cold winter.

Uses: Beds and borders, Drying, Cut flowers

Annual. Indicative height: 18 to 24 in.

Approx. 50 Seeds

 99.00

Description

Tips for Growing Calendula

Days to Germinate: 10 to 14

Germination Temperature: 16 to 25 °C

Sowing Media / Soil Type: Any

Sowing Depth: 1/4 in.

Sowing Method: Direct sow, transplant recommended

Water: Moderately depending upon the soil and climatic conditions – keep the soil moist but not too wet

Sun: Prefers full sun

Notes: Cover the seed as light inhibits germination. Needs total darkness to germinate, do not sow seed where it can receive light. Sow in moderately rich and well-drained soil. Keep the seedlings well-watered during the growing period and once they are established mulch with well-rotted manure to keep weeds down and encourage good flower production. Readily self sows. Don’t crowd, give them full sun. Deadhead to keep blooms coming and make the patch more attractive or try succession plantings. Can be sown in situ.

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