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Calendula officinalis ‘Fiesta Series 'Gitana'’

Hen and chickens marigold

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to September
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourOrange-yellow
  • Leaf ColourPale green bright yellow
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Calendula officinalis ‘Fiesta Series 'Gitana'’ (Hen and chickens marigold). These are low growing annuals, the leaves are dark green with orange to yellow blooms.

Characteristics

Annual, Herbaceous

Other common names

Marigold

Origin

Southern Europe

Interest and use

Mixed border.

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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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