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Calendula officinalis 'Sunset Buff' | Sarah Raven

Calendula officinalis 'Sunset Buff'

Calendula officinalis 'Sunset Buff' is the soft buff-apricot version of 'Indian Prince' with the same crimson petal backs but a much more subtle overall flower colour.
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75 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings (511064-10)

5 jumbo seedlings (511064-SP05)

3 x 9cm pots

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
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - October from seedlings. Or 10-12 weeks from spring sowing of seeds - the flowers should be producing for 2-3 months.
Height
45cm (18in)
Group/Species
officinalis
Common name
English Marigold
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
75 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Sow under cover March-April. Sow direct April-May and/or late August-September. This will self-sow in ideal conditions though resulting seedlings many vary.

Description

Calendula officinalis 'Sunset Buff' is the soft buff-apricot version of 'Indian Prince' with the same crimson petal backs but a much more subtle overall flower colour.

Care Tips

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 or in pots. Keep picking or deadhead to ensure flowers until the first frosts.