Calendula 'Orange King'

Calendula officinalis

How to grow Calendula 'Orange King'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Orange King is thought of as half hardy, so remember to watch your frost dates and ensure you have this plant protected when the temperature dips. Orange King requires a loamy soil with a ph of 6.1 - 7.8 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Orange King 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 Orange King about 35 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Orange King

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

Harvesting Orange King