Calendula Golden Emperor Flowers Resistant To Drought

Calendula Seeds - Golden Emperor

Flower Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 4 - 10

Height: 24 inches

Bloom Season: Spring through fall

Bloom Color: Yellow

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.5

Deer Resistant: Yes

House Plant: No

Latin Name: Calendula Officinalis

Planting Directions

Temperature: 70F

Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days

Light Required: No

Depth: Lightly cover with peat moss

Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 inches

Calendula (Calendula Officinalis Golden Emperor) - Calendula seeds are a long time favorite among gardeners because they are easy to start directly outdoors. Calendula is also called Pot Marigold because it is edible and used in many dishes. The flowers are a sunny, golden color, and the leaves are bright green and typically about 4 inches long. The lower leaves are oval with a rounded tip and upper leaves are lance shaped with pointed tips.

Good container plant

Calendula flowers are great for cutting and they attract bees and butterflies all season long. They also make good container plants on a porch or patio.

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Calendula seed | golden emperor

How to grow

How To Grow Calendula From Seed: Pot Marigold seeds can be sown outdoors in prepared beds after last frost. Lightly cover the flower seed with peat moss and keep it moist until germination occurs.

Indoors, grow in loam-based potting compost (No. 2) in full light; water moderately as plants are resistant to drought. Transplant plants in Spring after danger of frost has passed. Calendula flowers self-sow freely, so deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season.

  • Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees, butterflies and birds
  • Depth: Cover lightly with peat moss
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Flower Specifications

Calendula plants are easy to grow from seeds in average soil and is bothered by few pests or cultural problems providing the soil is well-drained. Calendula is also used as a culinary herb and in many tasty dishes.

  • Height: 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 4 - 10
  • Season: Annual
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes