Victoria Sunset Calendula
Calendula officinalis. We could hardly believe that this was a Calendula! Intense burnt-orange double blooms on long stems cover these plants all summer. Excellent for containers, in bouquets or mixed in your borders. Named by Brenda MacDonald, our Store Manager, after witnessing a brilliant sunset at Victoria Park on the Charlottetown waterfront. Height 18-24 inches. Approximately 75 seeds/pkg; 150 seeds/gram.
May be started inside 4-6 weeks early, but is usually direct seeded about a week before last frost or once the soil has warmed up to 21 degrees C. Sow 1⁄4 inches deep and 2-4 inches apart, thin seedlings to 8 inches apart.
Grow in full sun or very light shade. Remove spent flowers for a continuous bloom.