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Pot Marigold 'Nova'

Calendula officinalis 'Nova'

Also known as

Marigold 'Nova'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








6 months to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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'

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Pot plant

Other uses of Pot Marigold 'Nova'

Cutting bed, culinary, medicinal, greenhouse