Each petal is a soft peach edged in dark russet for a two-toned look. Also called pot marigolds, calendulas prefer cool temperatures and may stop blooming during the intense heat of summer. Planting in afternoon shade will extend their blooming season considerably. Calendula flowers will surprise you again when night temperatures begin to cool and will bloom well into fall even with light frosts, and often self seed from one year to the next. Blooms on 12-18″ stems for great cut flowers. Choose yellow, ivory, apricot, or orange.
>An excellent plant for creating predatory insect habitat in the garden. Attracts bees, butterflies and hoverflies.