Single Packet of 500 Seeds
Featuring showy blooms in orange and yellow, the Calendula Pacific Beauty is a favorite flower for both experienced and beginner gardeners. The Calendula Pacific Beauty is a versatile annual that is both attractive and functional. This variety is great for both container gardening and flower beds where they can make lovely accents or a vivid main attraction.
Calendulas, more commonly known as "Pot Marigolds," have been a popular plant for centuries due to their versatility. The blooms are edible and make a great addition to salads, and the petals can also be dried and used in place of saffron. Calendula oil derived from the plant is still used today in herbal and natural medicines to treat both dry or irritated skin and even upset stomachs. Planting calendulas in your vegetable garden has an added benefit of repelling common garden pests, rodents, and insects.
The Calendula Pacific Beauty
Featuring showy, four-inch single and double blooms in vivid shades of orange and yellow, the Calendula Pacific Beauty will provide gorgeous color all summer in the right conditions. With its four-inch flowers and full, green foliage, the Calendula Pacific Beauty makes an eye-catching addition, as it also reaches up to 24 inches in height and spreads once established in the ground.
Whether you are wanting to add bright color to a flower bed or a container garden, the Calendula Pacific Beauty does well in either setting. Expect to see lots of butterflies and bees surrounding it, as the Calendula Pacific Beauty is attractive to pollinators. Due to its height and hardiness, this makes a good cut flower, adding pleasant fragrance and color to any arrangement. It can even be dried for a long-lasting floral display.
From decoration to medicine, the Calendula Pacific Beauty is a great addition to your garden plan.
- Type: Flower
- Color: Yellow / Orange
- Height: 12" - 24" Tall
- Width: 12" - 18" Spread
- Season: Annual
- Zones: 4 to 10
- Environment: Full sun / light shade
- Uses: Flower beds, along walkways, borders or driveways. Great as a cut flower in fresh and dried bouquets.
Sowing The Seed
Calendula seeds can be sown indoors, or directly outdoors as well. If started indoors, sow in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Sow 3 to 4 seeds per pot, at a shallow depth of about 1/16" under topsoil. Transplant entire peat pots into the garden, or direct sow when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed.
Calendula plants will thrive in an area of full sunlight to light shade. They prefer temperatures that are around 70F and aren't too picky on soil conditions. Actually, Calendula plants can thrive in even the poorest, sandy soils. Just make sure that the sowing medium is well drained. To increase drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to areas containing hard, compact soil. Water daily with a spray bottle, or mist setting to avoid drowning the seeds.
Germination & Growth
Calendula seeds are known to germinate in roughly 7 to 14 days after sowing. The plants can reach a mature height of roughly 12 to 24 inches tall and can be spaced about 12 to 18 inches apart from one another. Pacific Beauty Mixture will produce gorgeous, 2.5 inch blooms in colors of orange, yellow and gold. The flower heads are edible and go great in salads, to add a bit of extra color.