Calendula (Pot Marigold)
Calendula (Pot Marigold) Calendula (Pot Marigold)

Calendula (Pot Marigold)

Calendula officinalis

Cottage garden flower excellent in cut flower arrangements, grown in kitchen garden as a herb. Beautiful orange and yellow semi-double flowers, good for informal bouquets and are also edible. Blossoms can be snipped from their stems, dried and added to soups, salads and stews. Petals are often used to add colour to salads. They are also used in homeopathic remedies and herbal tinctures and ointments for their antiseptic and soothing qualities. Calendulas have an extremely long blooming period. They also attract beneficial insects.

  • Part Used: Flower
  • Uses: Medicine, Ornamental, Beds and borders, Cutting, Drying, Edible
  • Approx. 100 seeds
Product Code: OCL01
Availability: 91
Price: Rs 99
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Days to Germinate: 10 to 14

Germination Temperature: 16 to 25 (°C)

Sowing Media / Soil Type: Any

Sowing Depth: 1/4 in.

Sowing Method: Direct sow, transplant recommended

Water: Moderately depending upon the soil and climatic conditions – keep the soil moist but not too wet

Sun: Prefers full sun

Notes: Cover the seed as light inhibits germination. Needs total darkness to germinate, do not sow seed where it can receive light. Sow in moderately rich and well-drained soil. Keep the seedlings well-watered during the growing period and once they are established mulch with well-rotted manure to keep weeds down and encourage good flower production. Readily self sows. Don’t crowd, give them full sun. Deadhead to keep blooms coming and make the patch more attractive or try succession plantings. Can be sown in situ.

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