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Calendula officinalis Fiesta Gitana Group

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Orange and Yellow in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

marigold 'Fiesta Gitana'

Family

Asteraceae


Calendula can be annuals or woody-based perennials, with simple, aromatic leaves and showy, orange or yellow, daisy-like flower-heads in summer and autumn

'Fiesta Gitana' is a bushy annual to 30cm in height, with narrow leaves and double flowers to 4cm across, in shades of light orange and yellow, sometimes bicoloured, in summer and autumn

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in a light, poor, free-draining soil in full sun or partial shade. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and pinch out terminal shoots to encourage bushy growth

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Neutral, Acid or Alkaline
  • Chalk, Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in situ in spring or autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

Can get aphids

Diseases

May be affected by powdery mildews and a virus