Calendula officinalis 'Fiesta Gitana'

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour

Orange, Yellow





Skill level


Calendula officinalis 'Fiesta Gitana'

Plant details

Calendula is a traditional cottage garden flower and culinary herb, which has recently become a popular choice for bedding displays. Colours range from yellow to orange, and forms from simple semi-double to fully double with prominently crested centres.

Calendula 'Fiesta Gitana' is a dwarf calendula which flowers earlier than the species. The semi-double flowers are yellow or orange.  The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

For best results, grow Calendula 'Fiesta Gitana' in light, nutrient-poor, free-draining soil in sun or partial shade. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering and pinch out shoots to encourage bushy growth.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Calendula

Species: officinalis

Cultivar: Fiesta Gitana

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: Orange, Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 40cm

Spread: 25cm

Time to plant seeds: September to May

Time to plant: May to June

Flowering period: June to October

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