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Calendula officinalis 'Pacific Beauty'

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

Synonym:Calendula officinalis var. prolifera

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11 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

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


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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4 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DMgardener On Oct 7, 2008, DMgardener from (Daniel) Mount Orab, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

This selection of calendula is stunning!!! The plants are about three times taller than the greenhouse varieties, which is just the right height for my gardens. The orange/yellow bicolor even has a light orangy citrus scent. Also what I think is the best part is that they bloomed from mid-april to now and are still going! I have seeds of this plant for trade on my tradelists.

Positive rebecca101 On Sep 26, 2007, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Great plant. Very easy to grow from seed, bright double flowers, non-stop blooming from June to past frost. The plant suffers a bit in the heat of summer - flowers get progressively smaller and not as lush looking as in spring. But then Fall comes and the flowers suddenly get large and lush again. I did deadhead regularly to keep bloom coming. This cultivar grew very large for me - 2.5-3 feet in full sun.

Positive ineedacupoftea On Nov 17, 2005, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

This mix is usually short- about a foot in full sun. Cool weather brings on more double flowers. Keeping the plants well dead-headed makes them practically perennial!

I think I owe this plant in keeping me alive after last year's first frost; as it did so well for so long afterword. Now, if I could find the plant to bring me out of the post-frost blues this year...

Positive Scorpioangel On Sep 19, 2005, Scorpioangel from Gold Hill, OR (Zone 7a) wrote:

Freely self sowing. Bright color. A great plant for the herbal garden. Can help the sting of insect stings. They can tolerate a light frost. The petals are used to flavor soups, stews and salads. I especially like them in salads.


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

Amesti, California
Berkeley, California
Chico, California
Laguna Beach, California
Clifton, Colorado
Charlotte, North Carolina
Mount Orab, Ohio
Gold Hill, Oregon
Houston, Texas
Sugar Land, Texas
Madison, Wisconsin

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