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Description for Calendula Bon Bon Yellow
Calendulaâ€™s vivid orange or yellow flowers provide not only a splash of color to the garden, but add zest to salads and similar dishes as well. Calendula is exceptionally tolerant of cold weather in fall, and has long been grown as a pot herb for its edible flowers.
Common name(s): Pot Marigold, English Marigold, Poet s Marigold
Flower colours: Orange
Bloom time: Mid Spring - Mid Fall
Max reacahble height: 12" - 24"
Difficulty to grow:: Easy
Planting and care
Sow seeds outdoors a few weeks before the last frost in the spring, or start them indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost. Avoid warm propagation temperatures, as they will produce weak plants.
Keep the seeds covered with soil, as light inhibits germination. Start an additional set of seedlings in the summer for optimal fall flowering.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil: Clay, Normal, loamy, Poor, Sandy
Water: Moist, well-drained
Temperature: 55 to 60 degree C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer.
Caring for Calendula Bon Bon Yellow
Space seedlings 12-15 inchesvapart in rich, well-drained soil enriched with organic matter.
Plants thrive in sunny, cool climates; For best performance, grow 40-45Â° F nights.
Soil should be evenly moist and fertilized moderately.
If growing Calendula in a greenhouse, sow in January for spring blooms or in mid-August for mid-winter blooms.
Calendula will produce lots of seed in a similar fashion to a Zinnia or Marigold. When the blooms dry out, cut them off and hang upside down in bundles. The seeds are contained in the heads, and once dry and crisp, they can be lightly hand-crushed and winnowed from the seed chaff.
Typical uses of Calendula Bon Bon Yellow
Calendulas are a very prolific, easy to grow annual flower.
Calendulaâ€™s edible flowers and spicy leaves add zest to summer salads and will draw plenty of ooohs and ahhs when presented in a meal.
Long-lasting daisy-like blooms for cutting are borne on an easy-togrow plant used for edging, borders, containers, and greenhouses.
Used in salves, lotions and balms, the daisy-like flower is more than a pretty face, where itâ€™s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties are valued for soothing and restoring the skin.