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Marigold

Calendula spp.

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Also known as

Scotch marigold, English marigold, Pot marigold

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

40cm

30cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Marigold Overview

Calendula is a genus of around 20 annual and perennial evergreen shrub and herbaceous species native to West Europe, Macaronesia, the Mediterranean and Southwest Asia. Commonly known as marigolds, this genus contains recognisable species, the most well known of which, Calendula officinalis is the pot marigold, which is cultivated as a popular garden plant. Flowers range in colour from white to orange and yellow and can have single or double flowers.

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How to propagate Marigold

Cuttings

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

Seed

Annuals may self seed.

Other uses of Marigold

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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