CALENDULA FACT SHEETS

Fiesta Gitana

 A compact dwarf variety that grows around 8 to 12 inches tall. This plant is often called “English Marigold or Pot Marigold”, although they are not in the same plant family. They are drought resistant and easy to grow. Flowers are doubled and come in shades of orange, yellow, and gold. Flower petals are edible and colorful additions to a salad. Deadheading improves the look of the plant and lengthens flowering period. Attracts pollinators to the garden.

Balls Orange

An old-fashioned variety that grows around 12 to 24 inches tall. This plant is often called “English Marigold or Pot Marigold”, although they are not in the same plant family. The plant is drought resistant and easy to grow. The large orange flowers (up to 3”) are fully doubled. Flower petals are edible and perfect to add color to a salad. When dried it can be used as a saffron substitute.  The colorful flowers attract bees and butterflies to the garden to aid in pollination. They are wonderful long-lasting cut flowers.

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