Calendula 'Touch of Red'

Calendula officinalis

How to grow Calendula 'Touch of Red'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Touch of Red likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Touch of Red 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. Ideally plant in loamy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.1 and 7.8 as Touch of Red likes to be in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Touch of Red 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 Touch of Red about 35 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Touch of Red

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

Harvesting Touch of Red