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botanical name:
Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince'
Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Marigold
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: annual/biennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.60m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
Hardy annual. Semi-double flowerheads with layered orange petals backed by mahogany red. Hairy, aromatic leaves. Fairy tall growing with good straight stems.

cultivation:
Any well drained soil, even poor ones, in full sun or part shade. Dead-head to prolong flowering.


propagation:
From seed sown in spring or autumn, usually in-situ.

usage:
Good cut flower.
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.

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