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Pot marigold
Scientific Name: Calendula officinalis L.
Family: Asteraceae
Pot marigold (Calendula officinalis)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA:

Heat Tolerance: The Pot Marigold is a spring annual in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southern Europe

Growth Habits: Annual, up to 18 inches tall (45 cm) depending on variety

Watering Needs: Regular to moderate water

Propagation: Seeds

The Pot Marigold is a favorite of children gardening: its seeds are big, germinate readily and produces showy flowers. It also provides good cut flowers.
The pot marigold flowers were made into an ointment to releave minor burns. Its petals can be used fresh in salad, or dried to flavor rice.
Pot marigold (Calendula officinalis)

Pot marigold (Calendula officinalis)

Cultural Practices:
Check for slugs, aphids and powdery mildew.

Propagation:
Self seed readily. In Phoenix, seed in place in the fall. In colder areas, seed inside at 65F (18F) 8 weeks before the last frost. The seeds should be covered with some soil since light tends to inhibit germination. They germinate in 1 to 2 weeks. Plant 6 week-old plant outside, 12 inches apart (30 cm), even if you expect some frost. Watch for aphids and powdery mildew.

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