Calendula officinalis 'Touch of Red Buff'
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|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Hardy Annual
- Cutting Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- June - October, 8-10 weeks from spring sowing
- 45cm (18in)
- Common name
- English Marigold
- Full Sun
- 30cm (12in)
- 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.
Glamorous new calendula with coffee-cream petal fronts and crimson reverse. With the two tones, these grow and cut to mix with almost any colour in a border or vase and are super quick from seed to flower.
Calendula flowers are edible with a delicious, peppery taste. Add to salads and soups for flavour and colour.
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.