Sometimes grown as an herb, cheerful calendulas look good in every garden. The cream, yellow, apricot, or orange flowers are edible, adding bright color and tang to soups and salads. And they're great cut flowers, adding a burst of sunshine to bouquets. Cool-season annuals, these plants do best in early spring or fall in most parts of the country but can be grown for winter color in the southernmost parts.
They like a variety of soils but need good drainage and moderate water. Deadhead them regularly to prolong bloom. Calendula will reseed in ideal conditions.
- Sun,Part Sun
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 1-3 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- 1-2 feet wide
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Cut Flowers,Attracts Butterflies,Easy to Grow
Annual Raised-Bed Garden Plan
At the end of the season, calendula mixes wonderfully with mums, especially mums in darker shades of rust and burgundy.Osteospermum
Warm-color osteospermums go beautifully with calendula, especially during the cool weather in spring and fall.Snapdragon
The tall, upright spikes of snapdragon flowers look great against the rounded flowers of calendula. Both of these cool-season plants do best in spring and again in fall.
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