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PlantFiles: Pot Marigold, English Marigold
Calendula officinalis 'Zeolights'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Calendula (ka-LEN-dew-luh) (Info)
Species: officinalis (oh-fiss-ih-NAH-liss) (Info)
Cultivar: Zeolights

Synonym:Calendula officinalis var. prolifera

7 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CurtisJones On Apr 28, 2008, CurtisJones from Longmont, CO wrote:

From your friends at Botanical Interests: Fairy pink petals with a yellow base and maroon backside add a new twist to this traditional English Cottage Garden flower. It blooms in spring to early summer and gets 12" to 24" tall. Though it is an annual, it may self-sow and return the following year. It does best in full sun, but can take some light shade. The edible petals are an elegant gourmet addition to salads, sandwiches, or used as a pretty garnish. It also makes a lovely cut or dried flower for arrangements.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Longmont, Colorado
Saint Louis, Missouri
Raleigh, North Carolina

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