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Calendula officinalis 'Radio Extra Selected'

Pot marigold

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Plant type

Hardy annual

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photo by J S Sira, copyright GAP Photos (86283)

Plant details

This pot marigold has glowing orange blooms. Each one is beautifully quilled and shaped like a cactus dahlia. It's great for cut flowers or in a border, flowering well all summer, even in the poorest conditions. Sow seed outdoors in spring. It can also be grown from seed sown outdoors in autumn.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Calendula

Species: officinalis

Cultivar: Radio Extra Selected

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: Orange

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 50cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

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