Calendula officinalis


English Marigold

Annual herb approx 60cm high by 60cm wide, that has many different varieties. Leaves are somewhat variable; usually pale green and oblanceolate in shape. Flowers are yellow or orange, appearing on the end of stems between winter and summer, depending upon the variety.


Ornamental flower suitable for cottage gardens. Popular plant for herbal remedies.


Prefers full sun or part shade and well drained soil. Will tolerate low nutrient soils, frost and drought. Remove dead flower heads to prolong flowering. Propagate by seed in autumn. Vulnerable to aphids and powdery mildew.


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Book: ‘Herb Gardens’ by The Royal Horticultural Society is available through Courses on Annual plants are available through Australian Correspondence Schools, see

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