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CALENDULA officinalis( GITANA SERIES)
Gitana Pot Marigold, Pot Marigold
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Pot marigolds in the Gitana Series are compact dwarf plants, and have fully double flowers of bright orange, cream or yellow with brown center. These bushy annuals grow fast and deliver bright sunny color all season.
Pot marigold is a bushy annual that originates from Europe and the Mediterranean region. It is very easy-to-grow but is best in climates where summers are temperate and cool, though plants can be surprisingly drought tolerant once established. It's most popularly raised as a cool season bedding plant.
During the growing season, it bears double (extra petaled) daisies that come in shades of cream, yellow and orange. These appear amid many soft medium green leaves and are highly attractive to bees and butterflies. The petals of pot marigold flowers are edible and add a spicy flavor to salads.
This annual is long-blooming and highly rewarding. It needs full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained, fertile soil. Regular deadheading will encourage continuous flowering as will regular food and water. Enjoy pot marigolds in mixed borders, containers, herb gardens or vegetable gardens. In subtropical areas grow them in the cooler dry season months.
6 - 1
A2, A3, H1, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
11"-14" / 27.9cm - 35.6cm
10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Yellow, Orange, Ivory
Bedding Plant, Container, Edible, Herb / Vegetable, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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