How to grow Calendula officinalis

Calendula officinalis growing 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

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