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Calendula Seeds - Gypsy Festival

Botanical - Calendula officinalis

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110 Seeds
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FA-CAL-02
 
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110 Seeds.

Other Names - Marigold, English Marigold, Pot Marigold…

English Marigold or Calendula Gypsy Festival will attract bees and other beneficial insects to the garden. It has a dwarf compact habit making them ideally suited for containers, window boxes or summer bedding plants. This variety is very productive producing a succession of shades from deep orange, cream and golden yellow.

  • Compact, dwarf plants ideal for small gardens.
  • Loved by bees and other beneficial pollinators.
  • Excellent companion plant in the vegetable garden

Suitable For - Flowers for cutting, bedding plants, coastal gardens, containers, vegetable garden, cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, borders

Sowing Months - March - May, August, September

Flowering Months - May - September


Soil Preperation

To help with moisture retention and fertility add a good amount of well rotted manure or compost to the soil. If the soil is a heavy clay add some gritty sand to help with drainage. Remove weeds from the area.

General Information
Habit Annual Soil type Well drained, moisture retentive soil
Type   Distance between plants 20 - 30 cm
Position Full sun or partial shade Sowing depth 3 mm
Average height 30 cm Germination Temperature 18 to 22℃
Average spread 35 - 40 cm Days to germination 14 - 21 days
Hardiness Fully hardy down to -15 RHS Bee friendly Yes
Soil Ph   RHS Award winner No

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

For early flowers either sow indoors in early spring - March to April or August to September the previous year on moist compost in trays, modules or pots.
Lightly cover the seeds with compost or vermiculite.
Place the containers in a propagator or seal in a clear polythene bag. Germinate at the temperature suggested above.
Once germination has started move from the propagator or bag and place in a well lit area in cooler conditions.
Once the seedlings are large enough to handle transplant into 7 - 10 cm pots and grow on in cool frost free well lit conditions.
Plant out in mid spring when all risk of severe frost has passed. Harden off over 7 - 10 days so that the young plants can acclimatise to the outdoor temperatures slowly.

Direct Sowing

In March to May, direct sow into rows 20 - 30 cm apart in a well prepared seed bed where the flowers are to grow. The soil should be a fine tilth.
Cover the seeds with soil and water well.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle thin out to 20 - 30 cm apart.


Growing On

Water well until established.
Pot marigolds self-seed prolifically and can be enjoyed year after year.
Water established plants well in dry weather.

TIP

Dead-head regularly to encourage more flowers to grow.

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