Calendula officinalis 'Fiesta Gitana'

Calendula officinalis 'Fiesta Gitana'

Marigold

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Calendula officinalis 'Fiesta Gitana'
  • Common name: Marigold
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 40cm

Spread: 25cm

Flower colours:
  • Orange
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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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 'Fiesta Gitana' is a dwarf calendula which flowers earlier than the species. The semi-double flowers are yellow or orange. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

For best results, grow Calendula 'Fiesta Gitana' 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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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