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Calendula 'Art Shades' Seeds | By Mr Fothergills

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Calendula "Art Shades" Seeds | Mr Fothergill's

Our calendula officinalis Calendula "Art Shades" seeds produce masses of fully double blooms in vibrant shades of orange, gold, and yellow. Although it is unrelated to the African and French marigolds, the calendula is sometimes referred to as the "pot marigold", "Scotch marigold", or "ruddles". These plants are ideal for flower beds, borders, and cottage gardens, and the richly coloured flowers attract many beneficial insects. They are easy to grow annuals that flower the same year as sowing. The petals are edible and make an excellent addition to salads, and can also be used to flavour stews and soups.

  • Vibrant Flowers
  • Great For Borders
  • Attracts Bees & Butterflies
  • Edible Petals
  • No. Seeds Per Pack:  120
  • Sow Indoors:  March - May
  • Sow Outdoors:  August - October
  • Location:  Full Sun
  • Flowering Time:  May - September
  • Hardiness: Hardy Annual
Hybrids vs Open Pollinated

As hybrids are produced from two specially selected varieties, the quality is more consistent, with a higher germination rate and improved cropping. But, as they require time, resources and know-how to create, they come to the market at a higher cost. They are also genetically unstable, and so if you keep the seeds from the resultant crop, performance is usually poor. Open Pollinated seeds are highly diverse and have often been grown for successfully for decades. Seeds from the resultant crop are usually perform well.

Annual, Biennial and Perennial

Annual plants complete their life cycle within a year, biennials in two years (usually only flowering in the second year) and perennials can live on indefinitely.

Hardy, Half-Hardy and Tender

Hardy and half-hardy plants can survive a light frost, but the latter are best moved indoors during periods of bad weather. Tender plants must be kept indoors, until after the last frost.

We believe that anyone, regardless of ability can successfully grow their own plants at home, and do so in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

Everyone should have the chance to experience the benefits that plants bring to our lives, and we have put a lot of effort into making sure that all of our products are easy to grow, even for beginners.

Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos and we have done everything we can to ensure that all of our products are as sustainable as possible, be it our plastic free, fully recyclable packaging, GM free seeds or ethically sourced compost.

More Information
Deciduous Or Evergreen Evergreen
Flower Colour Gold, Orange, Yellow
Flowering Month May, June, July, August, September
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Type Calendula
Eventual Height 0.3m-0.6m
Supplied As Seed Packet
Supplied As Seed Packet
Type Seeds
Latin Name Calendula
Sale Category Seeds
Spring Checklist Seeds