This cheerful and easy to grow plant is beloved worldwide for its beauty as a cut flower, as well as for its medicinal and culinary value. This particular variety produces vibrant orange single flowers that grow to be about 18-20 inches tall. These flowers don't require much to thrive, but you should deadhead regularly to keep them blooming throughout the season. Calendulas are said to deter aphids, asparagus beetles and tomato hornworms, so try planting these with your tomatoes and enjoy the pop of color with added pest protection. Self-sows.
Soil Temp. for Germination: 70°F
Days to Maturity: 45-60
Sowing Indoors -
Sowing Outdoors -
- Start seeds 4-6 weeks before your average last frost date.
- Cover seed lightly.
Sow in the spring when soil temperatures reach at least 55°F.
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