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Pot Marigold - Calendula Seeds (Calendula officinalis)

$2.95
Item #:
631168
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
631168
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

Description

Seeds of this hardy, cool-season annual were planted by Thomas Jefferson at his boyhood home, Shadwell, in 1767.  Often called "Marygold" by gardeners before 1800, this self-seeding species with single yellow and orange flowers has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes since the Middle Ages. Jefferson-documented: This plant was documented by Thomas Jefferson in his Garden Book, Notes on the State of Virginia, or other writings.

Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last spring frost at 70 degrees F. Transplant to cell-packs once they have several true leaves, then harden off and transplant outdoors after last frost.  In cooler regions, seeds can also be direct-sown just before the last frost.  Approximately 20-30 seeds per packet.

 Exposure  Planting Method  Planting Depth  Plant Spacing  Size at Maturity  Zone 
Full Sun Transplant 1/4" 12" apart 12-18" Hardy Annual

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