Calendula 'Pygmy Buff' Seeds
Calendula officinalis 'Pygmy Buff'
Compact, Stunning Apricoty-Buff Petaled Calendula.
Calendula ‘Pygmy Buff’ is a compact marvel featuring large apricoty-buff petals complemented by alluring darker coppery undersides. This distinctive marigold variety, one of our absolute favourites, emerges as a more dwarf plant, making it an ideal addition for potting or planting in extensive clusters.
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- Flowers can be dried and used for herbal remedies + tea
- Known to deter mosquitoes and flies
- Very attractive to pollinators
when to sow
when to harvest
About Calendula 'Pygmy Buff'
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is a short-lived perennial in warmer climates but is normally grown for its ease as an annual flower in garden beds and pots. Also known as pot marigold, Calendula is different from the common marigold. It is part of the Asteraceae family, along with daisies and chrysanthemums hence its daisy-like appearance. Planted out in spring after the last frost it grows quickly and can be known to flower in as little as 6 weeks from seedling.
The origins of 'pot marigold' came from the gold flowers that bloomed during the festivals of the Virgin Mary in Renaissance times (mary + gold = marigold). Traditionally, people often used flowers in cooking although now more known for adding a bit of colour to the garden beds.
In The Records
Calendula officinalis or Pot Marigold, is one of the oldest of all cultivated flowers. The plant was noted in the 3rd Century BC and was a garden staple of 5th Century France. The Latin name, Calendae, means the first day of the month.
|Features||Perfect for pots, great cut flowers and pollinator-friendly|
|Locations||Window box, balconies, containers and garden beds|
|Effort Level||Looks after itself|
|Botanical Name||Calendula officinalis|
|Other Names||Common marigold, Golds, Goldes, Goldings, Goldins, Jack-on-horseback, Marybuds, Mary's gold, Pot marigold, Rod's gold ruddes, ruddles, Scotch marigold + souvenir yellow goldes|
|Pot Size||25 cm|
|Pet/Baby Safe||Known to be toxic.|
|Number of Seeds||50|
|Sowing Tips||Sow seeds on firm, damp soil and lightly cover. Place in a sunny spot and keep well hydrated.|
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