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** Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 Bank Holiday - Mail Order Deliveries **

Due to the first week in June being a 3 day working week we are planning to suspend dispatching plants during that week. We will do our best to get any existing orders sent this coming week (commencing 23rd MAY).  Orders received after 20th May could be subject to delay as our courier is expecting the following week (commencing 6th June) to be very busy.

If your order is urgent please let us know and we will see what we can do.

Buy 6 or more tender, half-hardy or exotic plants online and get 20% off

20% off Hardy Shrubs until 30th June

Calendula officinalis Seeds

Common Name: Common/Pot Marigold

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Hardy Annual


A traditional hardy annual with orange-yellow daisies in summer.  This herb has been used in England since the 13th Century. The flowers and leaves are edible and can be used in salads and to flavour many dishes as a substitute for saffron. It is thought to have many healing properties and is still used in beauty products such as hand creams.

Likes fertile light soils in full sun

Sow direct outdoors from March to September in to a lightly dug and weed free site. Sow seeds thinly if you can but plants can be thinned out at a later stage

Calendula officinalis Seeds
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POT SIZE/QUANTITY:  90 seeds approx
Season of Interest:  Summer to Autumn
Bee and Butterfly:  Both
Sun or Shade:  Sun
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Minimum temperature:  Hardy
Position/Situation:  Dry or gravel garden
Planting Style:  cottage
Scent:  Scented Leaves
Suggested Use:  Kitchen Garden
Flower Colour:  Orange
Habit/Shape:  Bushy
Drought Tolerant:  Yes
Soil Type:  Normal, well-drained but moisture retentive
Soil PH:  No preference
Sow:  March to April

Availability:  

8 in stock  

8 in stock

Price:  £1.60
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Mainland UK  £8.50 -£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1 through to IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value £25) FREE
Seeds & cuttings only  £2 Collect from our Nursery (Elmsett, Suffolk, IP7 6LZ) FREE
Scottish Highlands & offshore Islands From £10 We only send plants & seeds to UK locations (excl. Northern Ireland) Sorry we cannot ship to any other Country due to British Plant Health regulations on the export of plants post Brexit. There are no exceptions unfortunately  

 

See our delivery information page for details

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Quantity or Pot size" on plant information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.