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Calendula spp.

Also known as

Scotch marigold, English marigold, Pot marigold

Marigold top (aka) by Aka (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Marigold Overview

Calendula is a genus of around 20 annual and perennial evergreen shrub and herbaceous species native to West Europe, Macaronesia, the Mediterranean and Southwest Asia. Commonly known as marigolds, this genus contains recognisable species, the most well known of which, Calendula officinalis is the pot marigold, which is cultivated as a popular garden plant. Flowers range in colour from white to orange and yellow and can have single or double flowers.

Common problems with Marigold

How to propagate Marigold


Propagation is by annuals, sow the seeds outdoors in the spring or autumn, the shrubs by stem cuttings in the summer.


Annuals may self seed.

Other uses of Marigold

Suitable for coastal conditions.

Flowers - Annuals to direct sow in June

There is still time to direct sow these fast growing summer flowers where you want them to flower.

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Poisonous to Pets

If your pet likes to nibble your plants, check our collection to make sure what they're eating isn't doing them any harm.

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