Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Calendula officinalis, 'Bon Bon', Pot Marigold

Common Name: Pot Marigold

Genus: Calendula

Species: officinalis

Cultivar or Variety: 'Bon Bon'

Characteristics: 21/2"-3" blooms. Best grown cool 45-50F. Sow in August to be able to have cut flowers for fall. Earliest blooming Calendula.

Life Cycle
Annual

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Early Fall
Mid Fall

Germination Temperature
70-80 F

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
No

Days to Germination
7-10 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
10 - 12 inches

Plant Form
Upright
Branching

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow
Orange

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed
Stem Fragments

Potential Hazzards or Invasiveness
Non-Invasive

Cutting Flower
Yes

Attractive to Wildlife
Birds
Hummingbirds
Butterflies

Additional Uses
Containers
Borders
Planters

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