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Calendula arvensis

Marigold

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to September
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourGolden
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Calendula arvensis (Marigold). This is a sprawling annual it will produce golden flowers for many months, from spring to the autumn.

Characteristics

Annual, Fragrant

Other common names

Field marigold

Origin

Europe. A garden escape in Britain

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow them in sunny position with well drained soil. Dead-heading will prolong the flowering.

Propagation

Propagation is by annuals, sow the seeds outdoors in the spring or autumn, the shrubs by stem cuttings in the summer. Annuals may self seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids and mildew.

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