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Flashback Calendula

(Calendula officinalis)
EXCLUSIVE – These carefree, early blooming flowers shine happily on sturdy branching plants. Flashback...
(Calendula officinalis)
EXCLUSIVE – These carefree, early blooming flowers shine happily on sturdy branching plants. Flashback offers semi-double 2 to 3 inch blossoms in satiny shades of orange, apricot, rosy-peach and cream, many with petals backed with deep red or maroon. They add sparkle to country-style bouquets and always attract visiting butterflies. Calendula petals have been used for centuries in soothing lotions and salves. Their edible petals make colorful salad garnishes. 
Seed Count: Approx. 55 / Weight: 1 gm
$ 2.79

HARDY ANNUAL

Spring/fall bloom

Takes light frost

 

TO START OUTDOORS

Calendulas bloom best in cool weather, so plant in early spring. Sow seeds 1 inch apart in well-drained soil in full sun. Cover 1/2 inch deep, firm soil and keep seed bed moist. Germination takes 1 to 2 weeks. After seedlings are well established, thin or transplant 8 inches apart to allow for good air circulation and discourage mildew. Calendulas can be sown again in midsummer for fall bloom.

 

TO START EARLY INDOORS

In early spring, sow seeds 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix and cover 1/2 inch deep. Keep evenly moist as seedlings emerge and provide a good light source until ready to plant outdoors. Transplant when seedlings are about 2 to 3 inches tall after gradually acclimating plants to outdoor conditions. Thin or transplant seedlings 8 inches apart for best performance.

 

GROWING NOTES

Plant when weather is cool to get sturdy plants that bloom for many weeks if faded flowers are removed. Grow this quick-flowering, easy annual along with snapdragons, cornflowers and pansies for late spring bloom. In mild climates, sow again in late summer for winter or very early spring flowers.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

February - April
July - August
Full sun
1/2 inch
1 inch
7 - 14 days
18 - 24 inches

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

February - April
July - August
Full sun
1/2 inch
1 inch
7 - 14 days
18 - 24 inches

Plant In

February - April
July - August

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1/2 inch

Space Seeds

1 inch

Days to Germinate

7 - 14 days

Mature Height

18 - 24 inches

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