Calendula Pacific Beauty mix - 20 seeds

Calendula Pacific Beauty mix - 20 seeds

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Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is also called pot marigold but is not the same plant as the annual marigold plant that’s often grown in gardens. Calendula has been used for medicinal purposes since at least the 12th century. Although it is native to the Mediterranean region, it now grows worldwide as an ornamental plant. Its therapeutic effects stem from the flavonoids, plant-based antioxidants, that calendula contains.

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Direct sow in fall or early spring, planting ¼” below the surface. To start seed indoors, plant ¼” deep in individual pots or a flat; keep evenly moist and at a temperature of 60-65 degrees until germination, which should take place within 5-10 days. Transplant or thin seedlings to 10-12” apart. Calendula can adapt to almost any soil, but prefers well-drained, poor or average soil. Since this plant prefers cool temperatures, it will appreciate filtered shade.
Once established, Calendula does not need regular watering; for the best blooms it should not be over-watered. To keep the plant bushy and neat, occasionally pinch off the tops of the developing stalks. If deadheaded regularly, it will produce profuse blossoms all season long; in hotter regions, it may stop blooming in the heat of summer and begin again in fall. This plant will readily reseed itself. Calendula can also be grown in containers.