Pot Marigold 'Nova'
Calendula officinalis 'Nova'
Also known as
6 months to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Pot Marigold 'Nova' Overview
Calendula officinalis 'Nova' can be grown as either an annual or biennial. They produce daisy-like bright orange flowers throughout summer and autumn. Pot Marigold 'Nova' has a bushy habit that can be encouraged by pinching out the top stem during its first flush of growth and deadheading regularly will prolong the flowering season. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden, these frilly blooms are also edible and can be added to salads, baked into bread or replace Saffron to colour rice.
Common problems with Pot Marigold 'Nova'
How to propagate Pot Marigold 'Nova'
Outdoors - In late spring to early summer, or autumn [may need winter protection]. Sow thinly where you wish them to flowered into a prepared seedbed. Space rows 25cm (10") apart, 0.5cm deep. Cover, firm lightly and keep moist. Germination should occur in between one and three weeks, Thin seedlings as required to a final spacing of 25cm (10") apart. You may want to make successional sowings (two to four weeks apart) to prolong the flowering season.
Special features of Pot Marigold 'Nova'
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Pot Marigold 'Nova'
Cutting bed, culinary, medicinal, greenhouse