Pot Marigold Plant- Calendula officinalis - Culinary and medicinal herb and bee plant
Pot Marigold - Calendula officinalis
Type: Hardy Annual
Approximate height: 50 cm
Flowering time: Summer and autumn
Site and soil type: Free draining soil in sun or partial shade.
Uses: Culinary, medicinal and bee plant
Care: Deadhead regularly for more flowers.
Plant size: Large - grown in a 2 litre pot. (For pot size guide, click here)
Also known as Jack-on-horseback, Ruddles, Marybuds and Goldings this fast growing plant is loved by bees and butterflies.
The Daisy-like orange flowers will continue throughout the summer and autumn until the first hard frost.
Will self-seed or save the seeds and sow direct into the garden in early autumn or spring.
The flower petals can be used as a food dye and the petals and young leaves can be added to salads.
Peat-free, pesticide-free, plastic-free.
All plants are sent to you in an eco-friendly cardboard POSIpot or fibre pot, (made from wood pulp), together with a wooden ID label and care instructions. In both cases these can be planted straight into the ground in the pot which will biodegrade.
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