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Calendula officinalis nana 'Candyman Yellow'

English Marigold, Marigold, Pot Marigold

Hardy Annual

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The longest flowering and best double pot marigold that we have grown on our trial grounds! Sturdy, dwarf, multi-branching plants produce large, luminous blooms, to brighten summer borders and containers. The daisy-like flowers of Calendula 'Candyman Yellow' are excellent for cutting and can also be added to salads as an edible flower. Quick and easy to grow, calendula copes in almost any garden situation, and even grows well in coastal areas. Height: 25cm (10”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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

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    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
    • £2.09
Direct sow calendula seeds outdoors where they are to grow from April to May. Choose a position in full sun on well drained soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Sow seeds thinly, at a depth of 1cm (1/2") in drills spaced 30cm (12") apart and cover seed with its own depth of soil to exclude light. Water the ground regularly, especially during dry periods. Germination usually takes 5-10 days. When calendula seedlings are large enough to handle, thin them out to 30cm (12") apart.

Alternatively, sow indoors from March to April at a temperature of 18-23C (65-73F). When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. For winter or early spring flowering, sow calendula in late summer or early autumn and grow plants on in a cool greenhouse or conservatory.

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. 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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Reviews
  1. great long lasting colour

    By abbe davies 21-08-2011

    Extremely easy, to sow and grow, very attractive, the petals make a great addition to salads, and are a much cheaper alternative to saffron in rice dishes. Producing a long lasting display, they are really robust withstanding all the British weather throws at them

  2. sunshine in the border

    By julie ellis 05-08-2011

    Grown from seed,these plants are quick to establish and require minimum maintainance .They develop into bushy.vigorous plants and with regular dead heading produce a bright and cheerfull sea of colour.A good value addition to annual bedding.

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