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Pot Marigold Seeds - Calendula officinalis

Type: Hardy Anual
Approximate height: Up to 50 cm
Flowering Time: Summer into autumn
Site and soil type: Prefers free draining soil in sun or partial shade
When to sow: Spring to early autumn
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil. Inside, into biodegradable pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 150 seeds / 1.25 g

Pot Marigold has bright daisy-like flowers with orange petals throughout the summer and autumn until the first hard frost.

Also known as Jack-on-horseback, Ruddles, Marybuds and Goldings this fast growing plant is loved by bees and butterflies. 

The petals are edible and can be used as a food colouring and it can also be used in healing ointments.

  Pot Marigold provides food for the following creatures: 

  • Bees
  • Butterflies
  • Bordered Straw moth 🐛
  • Large Yellow Underwing moth 🐛  
  •  ðŸ¦‡
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

🐛 A food plant for the caterpillar

🦋 Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

🦇 Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

🦇 (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.