Calendula Kalinka Orange
Calendula officinalisLatin name
Meet the Kalinkas, a totally revamped strain of the old Kablouna Calendulas. Dense pincushion crested centres, with multiple rows of broad petals and a depth of colour not seen before. Side shoot the plants, like Tomatoes, for enormous heads and straight stems. Absolutely gorgeous cut flower and often not recognised as a Calendula. Delicious seville orange petals. 2'.
How to Grow Calendula from Seed
Calendula, sometimes called Pot Marigolds, brighten up your garden with zingy yellows, bright oranges and calming creams. Calendula is a member of the same family as daisies and chrysanthemums. The petals are edible and have a lightly bitter flavour, although the flowers have no fragrance.
Calendula add colour to borders and grows well in containers. As well as attracting beneficial pollinators and looking cheerful in a vase, Calendula is used in herbal medicine and as a dye plant.
Calendula is easy to grow from seed. It can be direct sown in the spring or autumn, or started indoors for transplanting in spring.
Rake the soil to a fine, crumbly texture and make drills 12mm deep and 30cm apart. Thinly scatter the seed into the drills and cover over with soil. Keep moist without over-wetting until established. Thin out the seedlings to about 30 cm apart. Rich soil and a full sun location will keep your Calendula blooming happily.
Item Code: 1230A
Variety: Kalinka Orange
Type: Hardy Annual
Packet Contains: 100 Seeds
Sow: March - May, September
Germination: Up to 14 days
Harvest: May - October
In stock? Yes