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Calendula officinalis 'Candyman Yellow'
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common name: Marigold
synonyms: Calendula officinalis nana 'Candyman Yellow'
full sun, part shade
moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
Hardy annual. Large double bright yellow flowerheads, freely produced over a long period in summer. Low growing, dwarf bushy habit and sturdy grower. Hairy, aromatic leaves.
Any well drained soil, even poor ones, in full sun or part shade. Dead-head to prolong flowering.
From seed sown in spring or autumn, usually in-situ.
Borders, bedding, containers.
Young leaves are edible in salads and petals may be used to make a tea. Flowers are also used as a dye and food colouring. Long history as a medicinal herb.
Attractive to insects.
Very good companion plant, for example with potatoes.