Calendula officinalis ‘Crown Yellow’ seeds

$4.10

In stock

Description

Picture Courtesy of Thomson & Morgan

This very attractive and novel form of calendula has vibrant lemon yellow petalled flowers with large tangerine peach crested centres, which are tinged with bronze. The flowers are edible and can be used in salads. The plant grows to a samll compact plant about 50cm high and makes a lovely cheerful show in the garden. Like most hardy annuals, it is easy to grow and can be simply sown where it is to flower. It is tolerant of any well-drained soil, even quite poor ones.

Sowing advice

Sow in spring , early summer and autumn.Sow outdoors when the soil warms up after the last frost, or indoors in cell pots approx. 6 weeks before the last frost. Ideal temp 19 -21 deg C. Cover seed to approx. 0.5 cm and keep moist. Germination should take 5-15 days. If growing in cell pots take care not to damage the taproot when transplanting.

Additional information

Classification

Annual

Common Name

Pot Marigold

Family

Asteraceae

Maximum Height

approx 50 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30