This may be my favorite Calendula so far! It reminds me of the talking flowers in Alice in Wonderland. Old fashioned looking, Strawberry Blonde brings a glow to the garden, container, floral arrangements and even salads! Glowing creamy coral pink petals with contrasting bright red backs, Well-branched, fast-growing plants produce loads of blooms. At 18–24 inches tall, the stems make great cut flowers for both fresh and dried applications.
Soil: Calendula is tolerant of ordinary soil, yet prefers optimal conditions that offer rich, nutritious organic soil. Calendula does well naturalized in meadows and herb gardens, as well as in the flower border. (It reseeds freely!)
Planting: When direct sowing in the garden, or in a seed tray, press seed ½” below the surface of soft soil, cover with soil, press gently, and water. Keep in full sun, lightly watered until germination and plants appear.
Seeds can be started indoors in seed trays 3-4 weeks before frost-free date and transplanted into the garden. For a continuous display, sow several times throughout the spring either in the garden or in seeds trays for transplant.
package is the equivalent of 2 seed heads. Shipping included.