calendula 'snow princess' seeds

£3

a tall show stopping calendula.

Calendula ‘Snow Princess’ is a tall show stopper with big buttery petalled flowers. The Calendula flowers are a mix of light yellow with tips of the serrated, buttercream petals, with painted outlines of soft brown like a petitcoat.

why it's special:

  • Flowers can be dried and used for herbal remedies + tea.
  • Known to deter mosquitoes and flies.
  • Very attractive to pollinators.

good to know:

Plant LightFull sun

Pot PlantsPot friendly

Windowsill PlantFuss free

PollinatorsPollinators

 
Open pollinated, GMO free seeds.

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plant size

30 cm
25 cm

conditions

position

Sun or light shade.

soil conditions

soil

Well drained soil.

urban growing

support

Little watering needed.
No need to feed.

when to sow

jan
feb
mar
apr
may
jun
jul
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sep
oct
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dec

when to harvest

care tip

Pinch out spent flowers or dodgy buds to make room for new blooms throughout the season.

details

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

plant type
Annual growing.

pot size
25 cm

pet / baby safe
No.

approx. number of seeds
50

sowing guide
Sow seeds on firm, damp soil and lightly cover. Place in a sunny spot and keep well hydrated.

about calendula snow princess

Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is a short-lived perennial in warmer climates, but is normally grown for it's 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 it's 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 the 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.