Plant Organic Calendula Seeds to Attract Butterflies to Your Butterfly Garden
Calendula officinalis, also known as Calendula or Pot Marigold, is a non-native, old-fashion flower in the aster family, originally from Europe. Calendula is known throughout the world as an ornamental and medicinal plant. The edible flower petals are often used in salads, decorating food, dyes, or teas. Our calendula seeds are organic.
Butterflies and bees favor this North American heirloom plant for its nectar and pollen. Pot Marigold is a good container plant and an easy plant. It is grown as an annual (however, readily reseeds) which flowers from summer through autumn and even into cold weather.
Characteristics of Pot Marigold ‘Pacific Beauty’
‘Pacific Beauty’ Calendula blooms with single to double flowers in a bright cheery range of colors including orange, apricot, gold, yellow, and cream. They will even bloom into the winter enjoying the cold weather in milder areas.
Calendula requires little care once established, performs well in a variety of soils, moderate water, and will usually reseed themselves unless the flower heads are cut off. Over-watering may reduce blooms while deadheading enhances continuous blooming.
Calendula prefers full sun but can do well in part shade and grows about 12-24″ tall. Light shade may be beneficial in the deep southern heat where the flowers may fade some in deep summer but will often reseed providing continuous bright fall color.
Starting Organic Calendula Seeds ‘Pacific Beauty’
Sow Calendula seeds directly in the early spring – even before the last frost, or fall plant in mild locations. Sow 1/4″ deep outdoors and keep moist. They can be started indoors if desired. If starting indoors, plant the seeds about 1/4 inch deep, keep moist and cool around 60-70 F. Calendula seeds germinate in about 7-14 days. Darkness may aid germination until they sprout, then place the seedlings in bright light. Space plants about 12-18″ apart.
Calendula seeds Grow Easily and produce Beautiful Flowers in a Cheery Gold Spectrum, Attracting Butterflies and other Pollinators to your Container Butterfly Garden or In-ground Butterfly Garden!