Pot Marigold description:
Stunning yellow – orange flowers throughout the year.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
A bat friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for a middle of a border or a dull corner of the garden, or the herb garden and is very easy. It is only an annual but it will reseed itself and continue on and for this reason do not put it near low growing choice plants.
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Also known as Common Marigold, Garden Marigold, English Marigold and Ruddles.
Botanical name: Calendula officinalis.
Pot Marigold culinary uses:
Use flowers to add a peppery taste to salads, soups and rice dishes.
Pot Marigold should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, because of it’s self seeding nature.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy annual, but it readily continues through self seeding itself.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 40 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 6 plants per square metre.
Purchase plants for your herb bed, container, raised bed, patio and borders.