How to grow Calendula officinalis

Calendula officinalis grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Calendula also known as Pot marigold, Calendula officinalis perennial evergreen or annual plant mostly used as ornamental plant or medical, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone: 9+ (as perennial) 3-9 (as annual ).

Leaves color green in lanceolate shape, leaves can be hairy.

Calendula officinalis flowers

Flower color yellow or orange, flat flower with multi petals.

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How to grow Calendula officinalis growing and care:

Cool weather

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer / Autumn (possible in hardiness 10)

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, mealy bug, spidermites

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves and flowers

Size of the plant?
20-60 cm, 8-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Yellow or orange flat flower with multi petals

Scientific name:

Calendula officinalis

How to grow Calendula officinalis

Calendula officinalis flower

Calendula officinalis plant

Calendula officinalis


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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