Calendula 'Marigold'

Calendula officinalis

How to grow Calendula 'Marigold'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Marigold is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Marigold requires a loamy soil with a ph of 6.1 - 7.8 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Marigold from seed

Ensure a distance of 7.8 inches (20.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 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 Marigold about 35 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Marigold

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

Harvesting Marigold