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4thPanda

Hi. Hoping my forum friends can help with the identity of my yellow flower please 


 

nutcutlet

Hi 4thPanda, that's calendula, aka marigold

4thPanda

Thanks Nut  It came out of a shake and seed box, not an intentional planting by me!

nutcutlet

I love those, I got some nice ones with a tinge of red on the petals this year

4thPanda

It is lovely. And now I know what it is I will make an effort to get some for next year 

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Panda, if you still have the seedhead, you can save the seeds for next year, if not watch out for self-sown seedlings close to the mother plant in late spring/early summer next year as they often come up in abundance.

4thPanda

I do still have the seed head. Will see if I can harvest some seeds  

gardenning granny

sometimes known as pot marigold and often grown alongside vegetables to attract polinating insects.

Jim Macd

They are very easy from seed. Let the seeds mature though. They look like little maggots. Very stragne seeds for a small flower when you compare them to Corn marigolds or oxe-eye-daisy of a similar size. 

nutcutlet

If you  search for Calendula officinalis you'll find lots of photos RA

4thPanda

Hi RA. That was the only shot I took I'm afraid, and now it's gone. It was rather fabulous wasn't it 

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