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 brilliant-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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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!).