Drought Resistant Calendula Officinalis Pink Surprise Garden Flower Plant Seeds

Calendula Seeds - Pink Surprise

Flower Specifications

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 4 - 10

Height: 16 inches

Bloom Season: Spring through fall

Bloom Color: Pink

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 Pink Surprise) - These lovely flowers are a surprise! They are orange and ruffled with a tinge of pink. Sow calendula seeds directly in your garden and enjoy these versatile flowers! Also known as Pot Marigolds, these flowers are well-known kitchen herbs and used in many tasty recipes.

Great cut flower

Pot Marigold flowers are great for cutting and suitable for container gardening in pots on your porch or patio. They also attract beneficial insects and repel unwanted ones.

calendula pink surprise

Calendula seed | pink surprise

How to grow

How To Grow Calendula From Seed: Pot Calendula 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. 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: Lightly cover with peat moss
pink pot marigold flowers

Flower Specifications

Pink Surprise has a double flower with pale pink petals colored soft orange on the reverse with a circle of light yellow surrounding the button centers. Calendula is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds and has average water needs, prefers full sun and well-draining soil. Once plants are established, they are quite resistant to drought.

  • Height: 16 inches
  • USDA Zones: 4 - 10
  • Season: Annual
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes