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Seeds of Italian Marigold, Calendula Officinalis, orange flower with many useful properties

Seeds of Italian Marigold, Calendula Officinalis, orange flower with many useful properties
Seeds of Italian Marigold, Calendula Officinalis, orange flower with many useful properties
  • Model: S003093
  • Flowering: Marigold produces beautiful orange flowers that bloom between June and October.

  • Height: Up to 40 cm.

  • Sunlight requirements: In a sunny or semi-shaded place.

  • Soil type: Rich fertile soils, medium in terms of mechanical properties.

  • Cold hardiness: Low.

  • Longevity: Calendula is an annual plant.

  • Recommended place: In a yard or garden or in a suitable container at home, on a balcony, veranda or terrace.

  • Optimal time for sowing: In the last days of March as soon as the spring frosts pass.

  • Sowing depth: 1 cm deep in the soil.

  • Cultivation scheme: Sow them leaving 25 centimeters between the flowers in flower beds or pots.

  • Period of germination: 2 weeks.

  • Need for watering: Water regularly without overwatering.

  • Recommended fertilizers: Every month with a fertilizer for spices and herbs. If you want more abundant flowering use a specially made one for flowering plant species.


The rich catalog of Online Catalog for seeds Semenata.ORG includes Marigold seeds, the Latin name Calendula Officinalis, available for our multiple current and future customers.

This beautiful flower is widely spread in our country. It blooms in the summer for a long time, from the beginning of the summer until the frosts start in the autumn. After flowering Marigold keeps its seeds until the next spring season when it blooms again and decorates every yard and garden.

Its amazing ability to self-sow makes the work of maintaining the garden much easier. You don't have to do anything extra in order to grow this beautiful and fresh flower in your colorful flower beds.

The Calendula from Italy has a deep orange color and forms dense flower heads.

Interesting fact: An amazing quality of this beautiful flower is its ability to predict the changes in the weather with incredible accuracy. If it does not open its flowers even after seven o’clock in the morning it means that it will rain soon.

People in our country grow Marigold in many places. It decorates every summer landscaped spaces, courtyards and gardens, flower beds, parks, and public landscapes in every city of our country, as the data in Online Catalog Semenata.ORG shows.

Even the ancient Greeks knew that Marigold is not only beautiful but had healing properties. Our traditional medicine suggests that the flower has the most powerful qualities if you pick up the Calendula flowers when the sun shines the strongest.

You can grow and enjoy the flower in the yard or in the garden as well as on balconies, verandas, and terraces, where it successfully grows in pots, planters, and other suitable vessels, which provide it optimal conditions for growth.

Calendula grows up to 40 centimeters in height. It blooms profusely from the first days of June to the end of October or until the frosts fall. When choosing a permanent place for it, keep in mind that the beautiful flower needs constant sunlight or at least a semi-shaded place.

When you sow the Marigold seeds outside, do it in a flower bed. A lot of people prefer to mix the seeds with seeds of different types of flower plants and achieve a multi-colored extravaganza of blooming flowers. You can do this same mixing successfully on your terrace in suitable containers, and the effect will again be amazing.

Calendula grows best in fertile and nutrient-rich soils such as those with medium mechanical compositions.

The orange flower belongs to the genus of annual plants and it is not cold-hardy.  

Sow the seeds outside in the last days of March after the frosts have passed. Prepare seedlings in February in a greenhouse and you will enjoy orange flowers as early as possible. The ready seedlings are transplanted outside to their growing place in April and May.

Embed the seeds 1 centimeter in the soil at a temperature of at least 10 degrees, leaving a distance of 25 centimeters between the seeds. The germination will happen in two weeks.

Water Calendula regularly but don’t overwater it. Keep the soil well moist but not soggy.

Fertilize it every month with a special flowering plant fertilizer or herb and spice fertilizer made for flowering plant species if you grow Marigolds in containers. If you have it outdoors, fertilize at a longer interval.

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