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Calendula 'Fruit Twist'

Pot marigold

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Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour






Skill level


Calendula 'Fruit Twist'

Plant details

Calendula is a favourite cottage garden flower and culinary herb that has become a popular plant for bedding displays, and for providing bright splashes of colour in flower borders. A wide choice of colours is available, based around the yellow and orange spectrum, and forms from simple semi-double to fully double with prominently crested centres. Calendula 'Fruit Twist' produces bright orange flowers with red tips.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Calendula

Cultivar: Fruit Twist

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: 15cm

Spread: 20cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

Flowering period: May to September

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