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Lemonade Calendula

This cheerful array of daisy-like flowers comes in complementary shades of pale and lemon yellow to gold and apricot with a touch of light orange. We really adored this mix. It bloomed forever and made such a happy little space for itself in the garden here. Would make a spectacular mass planting! Grows to 12 inches.    

30 seeds




Calendula officinalis


Germination: 7-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-70ºF.

Seed Planting Depth: Sow 1/4” deep

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70ºF soil temperatures until germination. Transplant 6-12” apart after the last frost date.

Sowing Outdoors: 1-2 weeks before the last frost, sow a few seeds every 6-12". Sow every 2-3 weeks for season-long blooms. 

Spacing:  6-12”

Growth Habit:  Upright, bushy

Height and Width:  12” x 12"

Light Needs:  Full sun to part shade in hot areas

Soil Needs:  Fertile, well-drained 

Approximate days to flower from seed: 50-60 days

Uses:  Attracts pollinators, cut flowers, flower beds, containers, edible/medicinal flowers, companion plant in the vegetable garden- cucumbers, tomatoes, peas, carrots,

Care: Reseeds easily. Deadheading prolongs blooms and reduces reseeding. Pinch back to encourage a bushy growth habit. Calendulas bloom best in cooler temperatures and low humidity. If they start to decline in the hot weather, cut back and they will rebloom later in the season. They will live through light frosts and make a great late season flower.


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    Jill K.
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    Pinetree Seeds Are The Best!!

    there are so many wonderfully interesting choices in the Pinetree Seeds Catalog, and at this writing my new fave calendulas-to-be Lemonade mix have sprouted and are up and growing. Ditto my Poona Kheera cucumbers.. see ??I told you there were interesting choices! Sweet William is an oldtime plant and a favorite dianthus of mine... I always get a packets of seeds just in case last years' plants have a rough winter.. I can always give the newbies as gifts!!My scarlet runner beans will be growing up a bamboo teepee for the kiddos. Wow! Lots of ideas to experiment with.. Love you, Pinetree!!!!