Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince'

I love marigolds in the garden and the cutting patch. Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince' is a deep orange with crimson backs which match the crimson centre of the flower. More
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I love marigolds in the garden and the cutting patch. Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince' is a deep-orange, with buds and backs of petals in crimson.

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

Genus Calendula
Group/Species officinalis
Variety Indian Prince
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name English Marigold, Pot Marigold
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow March-May and/or late August-September under cover or direct into the garden.
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.
Flowering June - August
Vase Life 5-7 days. Strip the bottom leaves.
Harvesting Flower production: 2-3 months.
Cooking Notes The flowers are edible.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince' reviews

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Jane

Arrived carefully packaged five healthy seedlings. Thrived all summer and were a good choice given the heat this year. Teamed them with salvias (bought at the same time),totally tangerine geums, and Mels marmalade dahlias, and grasses.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Miriam

Flowered profusely throughout the summer and into Autumn

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Alison

lots of lovely colour in the border - despite the heat.

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Reviewed 13th November 2018 by C Payne-Johnson

Good quality. Cosmos purity done particularly well. Tall Still in flower

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Reviewed 19th October 2018 by Jane

Somehow not working out as well as I hoped, just failed early on, not sure why.

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Reviewed 12th October 2018 by Suzanne

Didn't flower as well as expected

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Reviewed 4th October 2018 by Nigel

Good quality season plant

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Norma

The plants arrived safely and were strong and healthy. From the first flower they never stopped flowering until the middle of September when I had to pull them up to make way for springs wallflower seedlings. I will order them again for next summer.

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Reviewed 26th September 2018 by Alice

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Sheila

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Elaine

Have flowered all summer., creating a cheery, bright corner of my allotment. Great for bees and other insects.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Frances

These jumbo seedlings produced an abundance of flowers and in fact are still producing beautiful flowers. A great show in the garden.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sarah

It takes so very long for anything to be dispatched which is extremely disappointing. So much so that I am reluctant to order anything further.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with our despatch times. Please be advised that we always send out our plants at the best time for planting and as these are Half Hardy Annuals, we send these out once the weather has warmed up. In this case, they were sent out in March to ensure it was not too cold for them to be planted. I do hope this clarifies matters for you."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Susan

Brilliant healthy, long flowering plants. They reward dead heading with extra vigour

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Elizabeth

Strong plants which have grown well.

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Reviewed 6th September 2018 by Helene

The plants grew well, but there were problems with the delivery (not done according to instructions given on placing the order).

Astonishing profusion of blooms, month after month

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Reviewed 13th September 2017 by Tim

An absolute embarrassment of dizzy colour, the deeply rich orange flower heads bobbing away to the beat of the breeze for week after week and month after month. Quite glorious.
I popped about a dozen seedlings in all into 2 island beds, 6'x4', thinking that 6 in each bed would cover some wonderfully wrong I was ! Even now as Sept heralds the slowing down of the season these 'little' Indian Princes are refusing to bow to any natural cycle and continue to throw little burst of orange skyward having gratefully colonised the space I had left unplanted, foolishly thinking I would need something else to fill it.
They are really a thrill, and utter joy and I am so looking forward to giving them as much room as they want knowing it is I who shall reap the most stunning visual reward.

Deep rich orange

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Reviewed 15th July 2017 by Lucy Craig

Much deeper and richer in colour than standard calendula but retaining the brightness to make the really stand out in the border. I mixed them with deep reds, crimsons and Frosted Explosion grasses and they look fantastic (in my humble opinion!).