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Type: Annual
Seed #: 59
Common Name: Calendula
Latin Name: Calendula officinalis
Variety: Pot Marigold
Colour: Orange
Temperature: 18C - 23C (64F - 73F) (Zone 2)
Blooms: June to September
Site: Full Sun or Part Shade
Height: 40cm - 45cm (16" - 18")
Spread: 30cm - 35cm (12" - 14")
Seeds per pack: 50
Price: $0.00
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Calendula


Notes: Very easy to grow in even poor soil. Extremely versatile. Also considered a herb. The leaves and petals can be used in salad. This plant will also repel insects when planted in borders of your garden.Producing brilliant orange flowers that add colour to your garden and sa Plant as a border in your garden to help repel harmful insects and attract early pollenators. Self sows, making it a great soil stabilizer on sloped or disturbed areas.


Instructions: Sow 2 cm deep in early Spring. Easy to grow!


Habitat: Extremely versatile and easy to grow in any soil with good drainage. Prefers a slightly shaded area in hotter months but will flourish just about anywhere.


History: The word Calendula derives from the Latin word calens. Calens means the first day of the month. The Romans also gave it the name Marygold as the bloom period for Calendula coincided with the festival that celebrated the Virgin Mary. There is also a Greek legend about four wood Nymphs that fell in love with Apollo the Sun God. The Nymphs became jealous of each other and neglected thier duties to Apollos sister Goddess Diana. This upset her so she turned them into four dull white flowers. This in turn upset Apollo who used his most golden rays to colour the flowers the brilliant golden colour we see today


Medicinal: Calendula has a history of having anti- inflammatory properties. Great for wound healing, minor burns including sunburn, eczema, peptic ulcers and sore throat.


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Cosmo Mix - This fabulous flower is an easy to grow mix of pink and white with its petals curled into a tube.  Prefers poor soil conditions and shelter from strong winds.  Cosmos are great for cut flowers for their unique flowers and airy foliage.   Datura - Vividly coloured, trumpet shaped flowers are followed by spiky ornamental seedpods, which are long lasting and suited for cut arrangements. Do not eat the seeds or any other part of this plant. May be poisonous. Not attractive to animals. Self sows.   Evening Scented Stock - This plant enjoys Full Sun, attracts butterflies & is AMAZINGLY SWEET SCENTED! A small grouping of plants will fill your senses with an intoxicating sweet aroma in early evening. Easily grown in a variety of conditions, but does best in even moisture.These plants produce a profusion of lilac flowers. Once you have grown them once, you will never want to be without them again. For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Delicately strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately. Fabulously scented and delicate addition for baskets, beds and borders.
Cosmo Mix   Datura   Evening Scented Stock
(Cosmos bipinnatus)   (Datura inoxia)   (Matthiola Bicornis)

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