Plant Base Online (beta)

botanical name:
Calendula officinalis 'Orange Pygmy'
Calendula officinalis 'Orange Pygmy' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Marigold
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: annual/biennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.25m
width: 0.25m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: orange
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. Bright orange, fully double flowerheads, freely produced over a long period in summer. Dwarf, bushy habit. Hairy, aromatic leaves.

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:
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.

other notes:
One of the Pygmy Series cultivars.

install Plant Base on your PC or Mac :

  • self contained application
  • update and add records
  • powerful features
  • larger pictures

read more ...

Ads by Google :