100+ Scotch Marigold Mix Flower Seeds- Calendula Officinalis Flower- Pot Marigold----B517

100+ Scotch Marigold Mix Flower Seeds- Calendula Officinalis Flower- Pot Marigold----B517

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100+ Scotch Marigold Mix Flower Seeds--English Marigold-Calendula Officinalis- long Bloomer-B517


The species is an Old World potherb and garden plant that was quite popular in England at the time of Shakespeare. It typically grows 1-2’ tall and as wide. Calendula officinalis, commonly called pot marigold, is a popular annual that is grown in beds and borders for its daisy or chrysanthemum-like bright yellow to deep orange flowers which in cool climates appear over a long summer to fall bloom period. Cultivars expand the available flower colors to include many pastel shades and some bicolors.

Genus name comes from the Latin word Calendae meaning the first day of the month. Growing calendula (Calendula officinalis) from seed provides a spectacular display of light yellow to deep orange blooms from early summer until frost.  Start in flats for early season flowering or sow directly in the garden. Gorgeous in patio pots or mixed borders.

Uses: Pot marigold florets are edible. They are often used to add color to salads or added to dishes as a garnish and in lieu of saffron. The leaves are edible but are often not palatable. They have a history of use as a potherb and in salads. Flowers were used in ancient Greek, Roman, Middle Eastern, and Indian cultures as a medicinal herb, as well as a dye for fabrics, foods, and cosmetics. Many of these uses persist today. They are also used to make oil that protects the skin.

Marigold leaves can also be made into a poultice that helps scratches and shallow cuts to heal faster, and can help prevent infection. Calendula’s edible flowers and spicy leaves add zest and sweetness to summer salads when presented in a meal. Used in salves, lotions and balms, the daisy-like flower is more than a pretty face, where it’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties are valued for soothing and restoring the skin.

Growing Calendula: Sow Pot Marigold seeds in cell packs, press into soil and lightly cover. Kept at 70 F, germination averages 6 - 14 days. Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date Or direct sow seeds into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost has passed in the spring. Lightly cover the flower seeds with peat moss, and sow 6 seeds per foot. Thin to 8 - 12 inches apart. These plants prefer full sun, moderate water, and almost any soil with good drainage will work. Calendula flowers are long-lasting cut, and they attract bees and butterflies. Pot Marigolds perform the best in cool weather, and they can grow fall-spring in mild winter areas.

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 3 - 10

Height: 16 - 24 inches

Bloom Season: Spring through fall

Bloom Color: Mix

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.5

Deer Resistant: Yes

Temperature: 70 F (21 C)

Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days

Light Required: No

Depth: Lightly cover with peat moss 3 - 4 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep moist until germination

Maturity: 45-60 days from seed to flower

Spacing: 24 to 36 inches apart in all direction