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Pot marigold

Calendula officinalis

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Pot marigolds bloom most of the summer, but are intolerant of intense heat and may die out during periods of hot humid weather. Their branching stems are covered with simple, alternate leaves and they produce large flowers in different hues of yellow and orange in the summer.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsFlowers are edible and look great in a salad.

CareThe flowering season is prolonged when old flower heads are removed. Grow in sun or partial shade and well-drained soil.

PropagationThe seed may be started indoors or planted.


  • Genus : Calendula
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Type : Annuals
  • Uses : Containers
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow

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