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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Oct 3, 2010 8:58 AM CST
This is one of my favourites: Victoria Sunset


Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Oct 3, 2010 8:59 AM CST
This one is called Candyman


Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe (Zone 6a)
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JonnaSudenius
Oct 4, 2010 1:07 PM CST
This is a quite different Calendula: C. arvensis, a very small one, very hardy and reseeding. I love it!



Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Oct 4, 2010 3:18 PM CST
That is nice. How big are the flowers?
Name: Jonna
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JonnaSudenius
Oct 6, 2010 11:58 AM CST
The flowers are about 1/2 inch. The plant is about 6-8 inches high.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jul 22, 2011 2:20 PM CST

These are the only calendulas I have , they self sow every year.

I really like the looks of that Victoria sunset, it will have to go on my wish list.
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Jul 23, 2011 10:57 AM CST
I love them all!
They are one of my favourite annuals! although I've had to stop growing them because I was invaded by hordes of black aphids Sad

I'm gonna wait a couple of years and then have them back again...anybody know of a variety that is aphid-proof?
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Feb 25, 2012 7:52 AM CST
JonnaSudenius said:This is a quite different Calendula: C. arvensis, a very small one, very hardy and reseeding. I love it!





Is this one referred to as 'Swamp Marigold'? I would really like a self sowing Calendula for my zone 7 yard. Green Grin!
I have always had good luck with Vinca and they are self seeding for me but it takes all summer for them to germinate, I never see flowers till end of september, so I only get to enjoy for a couple of months. Sad I would like to learn how to collect seeds from these they are really pretty. Lovey dubby
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Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe (Zone 6a)
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JonnaSudenius
Feb 28, 2012 11:03 AM CST
Susan, this is not the 'Swamp Marigold', but the 'Wild Marigold'. It will reseed for sure in your garden. It starts blooming in spring, but since it self sows, you will have flowering plants until frost.

Your Vinca might be a cultivar, because most Vinca's bloom in spring and again in late summer.
Vinca doesn't easily set seed in colder climates, I also have problems with collecting seeds.
The seedpod looks like a small pea seedpod and contains only a few seeds.

Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Feb 28, 2012 12:23 PM CST
Thanks for the information, I think the wild marigolds would be better anyway, seems like the swamp marigold might need more moisture, not sure I can accommodate that one. Green Grin! These vinca are annuals and they always have them at the big box stores. I just know they bloom continuously all summer till first frost, if you plant the plants in spring.
Susan

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jun 9, 2012 5:59 PM CST
I tried calendula last year for the first time. I wintersowed a few. As soon as the weather got hot, they croaked.

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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Jun 9, 2012 6:00 PM CST
really? They've always thrived in the heat here.
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jun 9, 2012 6:40 PM CST
That seemed so. None lasted long.

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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jun 9, 2012 6:48 PM CST
Hmmm....

"They prefer cool weather and tend to sulk or die in hot humid weather, which may be why the other marigold became so popular. Breeders are working to make calendula a more heat-tolerant plant ..." taken from here
http://www.life123.com/home-garden/flower-guides/flowering-a...

I guess it's a little hot in summer in Ohio than in Ontario!

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threegardeners
Jun 9, 2012 6:57 PM CST
I agree it must be!!
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 11, 2012 3:55 PM CST
I remember growing them in SoCal with no difficulty. Kind of forgot about them. I'll have to remember to try them again next year. I really like that Victoria Sunset! Smiling
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jun 11, 2012 4:18 PM CST
For a long time I would buy marigolds local but they would always die when we had a long rain. They don't seem to like getting their feet yet. I always did love them and their bright orange color. Also the Calendula I purchased seed to wintersow but did not have much luck. I love the way they look like tiny dahlia. Green Grin!
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jun 12, 2012 9:58 AM CST
I have very good luck just direct sowing here , most years they selfseed, if I don't pull the seedlings or plant on top of them. They seem to come up rather late here. I do not think they like transplanting , I have not had good luck in that area.



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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Jun 12, 2012 10:58 AM CST
Very pretty! Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jun 12, 2012 11:00 AM CST
Thank you
I hope to collect seeds but not sure if they will come true because i have others in the garden Shrug!
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