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Calendula 'Art Shades' (Start-A-Garden™ Range)

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Hardy Annual

An easy to grow annual excellent for bedding and borders. Large, frilled blooms in unusual shades ranging through apricot, orange, primrose and cream. Long-flowering in many garden situations and also makes a good cut flower.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The light peppery taste of the flowers can be added to breads for extra flavour with a touch of colour. Can also be used as a substitute for saffron when colouring rice dishes. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden, cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden, coastal garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (100 calendula seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £0.99
Where to sow: Outdoors where they are to flower.
Preparation: Prepare the ground by raking until it is fine and crumbly, removing any large stones.
Sowing: Sow 12mm (1/2in) deep, in rows 30cm (12in) apart, or scatter seed in beds or borders as a gap filler and lightly cover with soil.
Growing: When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 23-30cm (9-12in) apart. Water regularly particularly in dry periods, until plants are fully established. Deadhead faded calendula flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced and prevent them from self seeding.
Water regularly until plants are fully established. Deadhead faded calendula flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced and prevent them from self seeding. Culinary note: Calendula flowers are edible. The petals have been used as a substitute for saffron, and they make a bright and zesty addition to salads.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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