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07/11/2013 at 20:43

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

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/33791.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

07/11/2013 at 20:46

Hi 4thPanda, that's calendula, aka marigold

07/11/2013 at 20:49

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

07/11/2013 at 20:51

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

07/11/2013 at 21:21

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

07/11/2013 at 22:12

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.

07/11/2013 at 22:34

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

08/11/2013 at 14:50

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

09/11/2013 at 12:03

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. 

12/11/2013 at 12:35

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

12/11/2013 at 12:38

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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