Calendula 'Octoberfest'

Calendula officinalis

How to grow Calendula 'Octoberfest'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Octoberfest is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Ensure your soil is loamy and has a ph of between 6.1 and 7.8 as Calendula is a weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil loving plant.

Growing Octoberfest from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 7.8 inches (20.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 10°C / 50°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Octoberfest about 35 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Octoberfest

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Octoberfest is a tender plant.

Harvesting Octoberfest