Calendula officinalis | ‘Pink Surprise’ Garden Marigold
Calendula, also known as Garden Marigold, Pot Marigold, Common Marigold, Ruddles, Mary’s Gold or Scotch Marigold, is a cool-weather annual that that is grown in beds and borders for its daisy or chrysanthemum-like flowers that are ideal for bedding and border gardens.
‘Pink Surprise’ Calendula is a unique, double-flowered Calendula variety with apricot pink or soft yellow petals with glowing orange on the reverse side.
Plants stay compact, growing to only 8-18″ tall. Easy to grow, quick to mature. Tolerates poor soil and appreciates filtered shade. Will flower all summer long; for the best blooms, do not over-water. Will reseed itself.
Direct-sow seeds in fall or early spring in the front of the garden beds, or start indoors. Germinates easily.
Attracts some beneficial insects and repels a couple of the bad ones. Calendula flowers are edible and taste great in salads. They can also be medicinal.
Makes exceptional cut flowers too.
Sun exposure: Part shade to full sun
Mature height: 8-18 inches
Mature width: 6-10 inches
Hardiness zones: All zones
Check out this cool video on Calendula by Yarrow Willard