Calendula seeds‘Fiesta Gitana’ (Calendula officinalis) edible Flowers,Pot Marigold.
Calendula ‘Fiesta Gitana’ is a dwarf variety that grows 8 to 12 inches tall and comes in shades of orange, yellow and gold. Suitable for containers, beds and borders, and the pollinator garden. Flower petals are edible.
- Make fantastic cut flowers
- Attract bees, birds, and butterflie
- Attract good bugs into the garden
- Help repel the less desirous bugs
1/4 Pound (Covers approximately 363 square feet.)
Calendula (Calendula Officinalis Mix) - Calendula seed produces an annual or short-lived herbaceous perennial that grows from 16 - 24 inches tall. Calendula flowers are daisy-like and come in colors of orange or yellow with single or double rows of petals. It is easy to grow Calendula Officinalis from flower seed, and it makes a great addition to any garden, offering both flowers and foliage that are edible. The plant has terrific pest-fighting abilities as well. Calendula flowers attract good bugs into the garden and help repel the less desirous bugs. Also called Pot Marigold, Calendula grows quickly from flower seed, blooms heavily, and then dies with the first heavy frost. It will grow in all regions of North America.
Sow Pot Marigold seeds in cell packs, press into soil and lightly cover. Kept at 70F, germination averages 7 - 14 days. Or direct sow Calendula flower seed into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost has passed in the spring. Lightly cover the flower seeds with peat moss, and sow 6 seeds per foot. Thin to 8 - 12 inches apart. Calendula prefers full sun, moderate water, and almost any soil with good drainage will work. Calendula flowers are long-lasting cut, and they attract bees and butterflies. Pot Marigolds perform the best in cool weather, and they can grow fall-spring in mild winter areas.
Approximate seeds per pound: 72,575
USDA Zones: 3 - 10
Height: 16 - 24 inches
Bloom Season: Spring through fall
Bloom Color: Mix
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.5
Deer Resistant: Yes
Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
Light Required: No
Depth: Lightly cover with peat moss
Sowing Rate: 7 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 18 pounds per acre or 3 - 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 12 inches
Amount Recommended Coverage
Packet Up to 10 Sq. Ft
Ounce Package Up to 65 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound Package Up to 275 Sq. Ft
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