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Calendula officinalis/Calendula

Calendula officinalis / Calendula officinalis
Winter and spring flowering annual
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Winter and spring flowering annual

Double flowers

Excellent cool season bedding plant

Close-up of flower

An orange-red variety

Has a strong presence in the landscape because of the bold colors

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Scientific Name: Calendula officinalis
Common Name: Calendula
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Yellow, Orange, Pink, Various
Fruit present: Spring, Summer, Winter
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Annuals for the Cool or Cold Season
Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: Used as a cool season annual in deep South. Spring and summer annual further North. Select a site with well drained soil, preferably a raised bed in full sunlight. Cannot tolerate hard freezes, but does well through mild winter in the South. Early flowers are quite large while later in the season the size of the blooms are considerably smaller. Fertilize cool season annuals during the winter months.