Heirloom Seeds - Calendula

Regular price $5.00
4 in stock

The Little Veggie Patch Co. Calendula 'Pacific Beauty'

Perfect as a bee attracting garden border, but also an excellent cut flower. Its double blooms have a quilled effect to the central petals that comes in shades of gold and orange, many with a black centre. Easy to grow, so ideal for the beginner gardener.

When to Plant
Zone 1: October - April
Zone 2: September - May
Zone 3: Anytime
Zone 4: Anytime

Soil Ensure your soil is nutrient rich so prepare it with fresh manure and compost a fortnight before planting. Likes a well-drained soil type.

Soil pH Level 6.5-7.0

Position Full sun but won’t mind a little afternoon shading.

How to Plant Sow directly into your patch when daytime temperatures regularly surpass 18-20 degrees. If still too cold, propagate in seed trays and transplant when conditions have improved.

Spacing 15-20cms

Depth 0.5-1cm

Companion Plants  Calendulas are often used as companion plants, as they are reputed to deter pests and attract pollinators.

Approximate no. of seeds  45-50

Note: The Little Veggie Patch Co source all of their seeds locally and in small batches to ensure they remain at their maximum viability for germination

**SHIPPING – Not to Western Australia**

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