Calendula 'scarlet starlet'

Calendula officinalis

How to grow Calendula 'scarlet starlet'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that scarlet starlet is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. 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 scarlet starlet 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 scarlet starlet about 35 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting scarlet starlet

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

Harvesting scarlet starlet

Other Names for Calendula 'scarlet starlet'