Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince'

English marigold

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Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour






Skill level


Calendula offinalis 'Indian Prince'

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 officinalis 'Indian Prince' bears dark orange daisy-like flowers with reddish-brown tinted petals. Its long stems make it perfect for cutting for indoor displays.

For best results, grow Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince' 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. If specifically growing for cut flowers, pinch out the terminal buds to encourage more flowers.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Calendula

Species: officinalis

Cultivar: Indian Prince

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: Orange

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

Flowering period: May to October

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Last summer i brought a not very established bay tree it sits potted nicely by my front door it is positioned well and gets plenty of natural light but with the recent harsh weather it is looking rather weather stricken and quite a few of the leaves are going a rusty brown colour dispite me feeding and watering the bay tree im baffled by this as bay trees are hardy.I would appreciate any feed back on what may be the problem?

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