Calendula 'Oktoberfest'

Calendula officinalis

How to grow Calendula 'Oktoberfest'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Oktoberfest is thought of as half hardy, so it will need cloching or fleece protection when the temperature dips. Oktoberfest requires a loamy soil with a ph of 6.1 - 7.8 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Oktoberfest from seed

Look to ensure a distance 7.8 inches (20.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 10°C / 50°F to ensure good germination.

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

Transplanting Oktoberfest

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

Harvesting Oktoberfest

Other Names for Calendula 'Oktoberfest'