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Calendula officinalis ‘Fiesta Series 'Geisha Girl'’

Hen and chickens marigold

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Features

  • BloomsMay to October
  • Height0.4m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourOrange
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Calendula officinalis ‘Fiesta Series 'Geisha Girl'’ (Hen and chickens marigold). This bushy annual will have lance-shaped, light green leaves with a rich aroma. Double, orange flowerheads with incurved petals appear from late spring to autumn.

Characteristics

Annual, Herbaceous

Other common names

Marigold

Origin

Southern Europe

Interest and use

Cutting bed, culinary, medicinal, greenhouse, containers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Make sure that you deadhead this will prolong the blooms.

Propagation

You should cover the seeds completely as darkness is needed for germination. The seeds may be sown in the spring or autumn months.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Powdery mildew, caterpillars and mosaic virus

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