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 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 'Fruit Twist' produces bright orange flowers with red tips. It's perfect for growing in pots on the patio and makes a delightful cut flower.

For best results, grow Calendula 'Fruit Twist' 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

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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