Zeolights Organic

Zeolights Organic

SKU: FL2257
Zeolights Organic Calendula seeds are CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Fantastically beautiful, fully doubled blooms are a boiling complex of color, with maroon petal backs and pastel faces of orange sherbert and pink washing into yellow at the petal bases. Read More

Exposure Full-sun to partial shade

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West Coast Seeds ships anywhere in North America. However, we are not able to ship garlic, potatoes, asparagus crowns, bulbs, onion sets, Mason bee cocoons, or nematodes outside of Canada. We regret, we cannot accept returns or damages for orders outside of Canada. The minimum shipping charge to the US is $6.99.

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Calendula officinalis. Zeolights Organic Calendula seeds are CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Fantastically beautiful, fully doubled blooms are a boiling complex of color, with maroon petal backs and pastel faces of orange sherbert and pink washing into yellow at the petal bases. This is a tidy Calendula bred in the Pacific Northwest that grows to only 30cm (12") tall. Deadhead spent flowers for a longer bloom period and a tidier look. Zeolights organic Calendula bloom all summer long, and are worth trying in patio containers. All Calendula varieties produce flowers with edible petals. Try sprinkling some over a summer salad to create huge visual appeal.

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Quick Facts:

    • Certified organic
    • Fully double flowers
    • Salmon pink
    • Great cut flowers

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All About Zeolights Organic

Latin

Latin
Calendula officinalis
Family: Asteraceae

Difficulty

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Timing

Timing
Direct sow in early spring when light frost is still a possibility, and continue to sow every two to three weeks until early summer for fall flowers. Calendula is easiest from direct sowing, but can also be started indoors late winter for transplanting once daytime temperatures are steadily above 10°C (50°F). If starting indoors, maintain darkness and a soil temperature of 21°C (70°F) until germination occurs in 6-14 days, and then supply bright light to keep seedlings compact. Or direct sow in early autumn in Zones 8-10.

Starting

Starting
Sow seeds 5mm (¼”) deep, and aim for a spacing of 15-45cm (6-18″) between plants.

Growing

Growing
Calendula grows easily in any regular garden soil, and thrives in a pH range of 5.5-7.0. Pinch back young plants to encourage bushy growth. Occasional feeding is rewarded, but unnecessary. Keep plants watered, but try to avoid overhead watering as plants are susceptible to mildew. Deadhead regularly to prevent self-sowing.

Companion Planting

Companion Planting
Calendula repels a number of bad nematodes in the soil, but may attract slugs. Plant with tomatoes and asparagus.

More on Companion Planting.

How to Grow Calendula

Step 1: Timing

Direct sow in early spring when light frost is still a possibility, and continue to sow every two to three weeks until early summer for fall flowers. Calendula is easiest from direct sowing, but can also be started indoors late winter for transplanting once daytime temperatures are steadily above 10°C (50°F). If starting indoors, maintain darkness and a soil temperature of 21°C (70°F) until germination occurs in 6-14 days, and then supply bright light to keep seedlings compact. Or direct sow in early autumn in Zones 8-10.

Step 2: Starting

Sow seeds 5mm (¼”) deep, and aim for a spacing of 15-45cm (6-18″) between plants.

Step 3: Growing

Ideal pH: 5.5-7.0.

Calendula grows easily in any regular garden soil. Pinch back young plants to encourage bushy growth. Occasional feeding is rewarded, but unnecessary. Keep plants watered, but try to avoid overhead watering as plants are susceptible to mildew. Deadhead regularly to prevent self-sowing.

Tip!

Companion Planting: Calendula repels a number of bad nematodes in the soil, but may attract slugs. Plant with tomatoes and asparagus.

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