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Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince'

Deep orange with crimson backs which match the crimson centre of the flower.
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125 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

5 jumbo seedlings

15 seedlings (510327-15)

3 x 9cm pots (510327-9C03)

1 x 1 litre pot (510327-1L)

3 x 1 litre pots (510327-3X1L)

Delivery:

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - August
Height
45cm (18in)
Group/Species
officinalis
Common name
English Marigold
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Sow March-May and/or late August-September under cover or direct into the garden. Grow in well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. As well as the cutting garden they also work well among a range of plants in a mixed herbaceous border.

Description

Deep orange, with crimson backs that match the crimson centre of the flower.

I use them in brilliantly coloured arrangements and eat the petals in salads. This is also lovely dipped in batter for garden Fritto Misto or make the flowers into excellent and effective, natural calendula skin-healing cream.

Line veg garden paths with this to attract aphid-eating hoverflies. It will lightly self-sow.

You can also buy the seed mix in our beautiful Vase and Seeds Gift Sets

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Care Tips

Keep picking or deadhead to ensure flowers until the first frosts. For stronger plants sow in autumn and over winter. Can be grown in container pots.