Orange or Yellow are the signature colours of Pot Marigolds more correctly named Calendula officinalis.
Pot Marigolds are typically grown as an annual or biennials but can be cultivated as a short-lived perennial.
Calendula are also called English, Field Marigolds, Scotch marigold or Ruddles but are unrelated to African or French marigolds.
Varieties to Consider
- Golden Princess;
- Orange Princess;
- Calypso Orange;
- Triangle Flashback with double flowers in shades of apricot-pink with a maroon
- Deja Vu
- Pacific Beauty a mixture
- Sherbet Fizz
Grow From Seed
- Sow in autumn to over winter or start indoors before the last frosts.
- Avoid warm propagation temperatures, as they will produce weak plants.
- Keep the seeds covered with soil, as light inhibits germination.
- After germination good light will help create bushy plants
They may look like daisies because they come from the same family asteracea