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Calendula officinalis English marigold
S. Europe; 45 - 55cm
Planting position: Full sun or semi-shade.
Suitable for all growing regions without severe frost.
Tolerates drought and wind, once established.
Requires regular spring watering.
Sandy soil, enriched with compost.
Liquid fertiliser applications during flowering period.
Watch out for caterpillars, mildew and fusarium.
Propagate from autumn-sown seed.
Large yellow or orange daisy-like flowers are borne during spring, ideal for borders.