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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Calendula officinalis
Plant type: cool-season annual
Height: 15-18 inches
Location and soil: sun; average, well-drained soil
Uses: cutting, bedding, border, containers
Bloom time: late spring-early summer
Color range: orange, yellow
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last heavy spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last heavy spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 10-14 days
Germination temp.: 70 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: 1/4 inch
Needs light or dark to germinate: dark
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 12 inches
Growing On...
Growing tips: also known as Pot Marigold; self-sows readily; can be sown in the fall in zones 9-10; tolerates light frost

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