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How to Grow Pot Marigold

Calendula Germination Information

Calendula is the botanical name for Pot Marigold
Calendula Seed Germination How to Sow Calendula:
  • Sow outdoors in spring in any climate
  • In cool climates, sow indoors in spring for summer use
  • In warm climates, sow indoors in summer for fall and winter use
  • Cover the larger types 4 times their thickness in soil
  • Maintaining a temperature of 68-70° F
  • Germination takes 10-14 days
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Calendula:
Spacing: Space seedlings 12-15 inchesvapart in rich, well-drained soil enriched with organic matter

Temperature: Plants thrive in sunny, cool climates; For best performance, grow 40-45° F nights

Soil:  Soil should be evenly moist and fertilized moderately

Additional Care: If growing Calendula in a greenhouse, sow in January for spring blooms or in mid-August for mid-winter blooms

Appearance and Use:

Long-lasting daisy-like blooms for cutting are borne on an easy-togrow plant used for edging, borders, containers, and greenhouses. Some blooms may have medicinal value. Upright, busy plants reach 8-24 inches tall and 8-12 inches wide. Daisy-like 3-5 inch blooms of orange, yellow, or apricot arise from early summer till frost, in single or double-flowered forms. Oblong dark green foliage, 4-6 inches long, has a sticky texture


About Calendula:
Pronunciation:  ka-len’du-la o-fi-shi-na’lis
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Asteraceae; native to southen Europe
Common Name: Pot Marigold