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Calendula officinalis 'Canteloupe'

I adored this growing in the cut flower trial and with our veg as a companion plant. It flowered almost twice as long as other calendulas.
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100 seeds

5 seedlings (510329-5)

10 seedlings

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Border (Front), Container Garden, Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June, July, August
Height
45cm (18in)
Common name
English Marigold
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun, Part Shade
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Sow direct in spring or early autum, sowing thinly in rows 30cm (12in) apart, or in a noughts and crosses grid. Thin to 30cm (12in). Sow under cover in modules/trays 5cm (2in) apart. Pot on and plant out after last frosts.

Description

I adored this growing in the cut flower trial 2021 and with our veg as a companion plant. It flowered almost twice as long as other calendulas, and had the hugest and most handsome, gerbera-like saucer flowers to fill the palm of my hand in a great, gentle range of soft oranges and yellows.

Care Tips

Keep picking or deadhead for flowers until the first frosts. For stronger plants sow in autumn and overwinter. Brilliant companion plants for veg like runner beans, tomatoes and squash as calendulas attract pollinators. Will self-sow.