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Calendula officinalis (Calendula, pot marigold)

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Plant description

calendula officinalis calendula

Calendula is a bushy annual or short lived perennial herb with large, bright cheerful flowers. They are an easy care plant that grows in a wide range of soils, and have a long flowering period, from spring to autumn. Good for garden beds or container growing. The flowers have medicinal properties, and can also be used in salads to add colour.

Calendulas are easy maintenance. Too much heat slows down their growth, so in hot areas they are best planted in autumn. Rich soil and full sun is optimum, but they will grow in most situations.

Calendulas are native to southern Europe. The egyptians valued it as a rejuvinating herb. It has anti-viral, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow, orange, pale yellow
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
The frost tolerance of this plant is not specified.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Food plant for moth and butterfly species.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical, arid.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: wet, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-7.5

Pests

Caterpillars

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: spring, summer autumn.

Types of fertiliser: good general purpose.

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