75 Calendula officinalis "Pacific Beauty Cream" Flower Seeds (Edible Marigold)

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The Calendula is a hardy annual flower that prefers a cooler climate. This flower may return each year after reseeding itself if it is planted in the appropriate growing zone. It is often referred to as an old fashioned marigold. This flower is a good cut flower. Calendulas are herbs and the petals from the flower are often added to salads for color. This flower may be started indoors but will last longer and thrive if it is planted outdoors. Some problems that are associated with this flower are aphids and mildew. You may fall plant the Calendula if you are in zones 7-10.


Name: Calendula "Pacific Beauty Cream"
Scientific Name: Calendula officinalis
Color: yellow
Hardiness Zones: N/A (but reseeds itself easily, so it acts like a perennial in all zones)
Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost or Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost
Plant Height: 12-18"
Plant Spacing: 9"-12"
Cycle: Annual/Tender Perennial (Will reseed itself)
Planting Season - Spring, Fall
Bloom Season - Spring, Summer, Fall
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil & Water Preferences: Average
Other: Attracts bees, birds, & butterflies,

Sowing: Direct sow in fall or early spring, planting 1/4" below the surface. To start seed indoors, plant 1/4" deep in individual pots or a flat; keep evenly moist and at a temperature of 60-65 degrees until germination, which should take place within 5-10 days. Transplant or thin seedlings.

Growing: This plant can adapt to almost any soil, but prefers well-drained, poor or average soil. Since it prefers cool temperatures, it will appreciate filtered shade. Once established, it does not need regular watering; for the best blooms it should not be over-watered. To keep the plant bushy and neat, occasionally pinch off the tops of the developing stalks. If deadheaded regularly, it will produce profuse blossoms all season long; in hotter regions, it may stop blooming in the heat of summer and begin again in fall. This plant will readily reseed itself. This plant can also be grown in containers.

All multiple orders of the same seed are put in the same bag. For example if you order 500 beefsteak tomato seeds x 3 then 1500 seeds will be put in the same bag. We do not send out 3 individual bags with 500 in each. This goes for all seeds unless they are listings of different seeds.


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