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Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince'

English marigold

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour

Orange

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

This annual marigold has dark orange daisy-like flowers with reddish-brown tinted petals. Its long stems make it perfect for cutting for indoor displays. If specifically growing for cut flowers, pinch out the terminal buds to encourage more flowers. Like most hardy annuals, it is easy to grow and can be simply sown where it is to flower. It is tolerant of any well-drained soil, even quite poor ones.

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


Reader reviews

preetyblooms

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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