Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince'

Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince'

Marigold

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince'
  • Common name: Marigold
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 75cm

Spread: 45cm

Flower colour:
  • Orange
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 officinalis 'Indian Prince' bears dark orange daisy-like flowers with reddish-brown tinted petals. Its long stems make it perfect for cutting for indoor displays.

For best results, grow Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince' 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. If specifically growing for cut flowers, pinch out the terminal buds to encourage more flowers.

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

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