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. More
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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.

Genus Calendula
Group/Species officinalis
Variety Sunset Buff
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name 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 under cover in March. Sow direct April-May and/or late August-September. This will self-sow.
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 - October from seedlings. Or 10-12 weeks from spring sowing of seeds - the flowers should be producing for 2-3 months.
Vase Life Strip the bottom leaves. Should last 5-7 days.
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 'Sunset Buff' reviews

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Melissa

TRULY BEAUTIFUL

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Reviewed 3rd September 2015 by Gillian Pell

Amazing colours, the buds are a deep crimson opening up into a rainbow of reds golds and soft coral. Neat habit and very easy to grow. Sow some of the seeds in the autumn for a glorious spring show. Lovely cut flowers.