Calendula
Calendula suffruticosa

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Calendula (ka-LEN-dew-luh) (Info)
Species: suffruticosa (suf-roo-tee-KO-sa) (Info)
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Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Orange

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Crescent City, California

Bartow, Florida

Cicero, Indiana

Berea, Kentucky

Dry Ridge, Kentucky

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

Zionsville, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Aug 11, 2009, peejay12 from Porthleven, Helston, Cornwall
United Kingdom (Zone 9b) wrote:

This plant should not be confused with the common Calendula officinalis, or 'Pot Marigold' - which is commonly grown almost everywhere.

Calendula suffruticosa is a much larger, woody stemmed
perennial with a spreading habit of growth, but the flowers are usually disappointingly small -- with yellow rays(petals) and yellow disc (centre). However it does hybridise readily with the common marigold and the result is a large perennial with large yellow to orange flowers.

I have a bed full of these self-sown hybrids and they are rarely out of flower.

Positive

On Nov 17, 2007, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Everything is different in Florida. In this zone 9a, we plant Calendulas in the fall to bloom all winter, unless we have a freeze. Just love the bright colors of these zinnia like flowers.

Positive

On Feb 11, 2007, threegardeners from North Augusta, ON wrote:

This is a happy little plant that blooms all summer, low enough to grow in a border. Bright yellow flowers add a flash of colour to any garden. Self seeds nicely and moves easily.