PlantsCalendulaCalendula officinalis 'Solar Flashback Mix'

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 18 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Multi-Color: Cream, Peach, Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Dye production
Medicinal Herb
Eating Methods: Tea
Culinary Herb/Spice
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Self fertile
Days to germinate: 7 - 14 days @ 70 degrees F
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Calendula, Solar Flashback Mix

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Location: Ann Arbor, MichiganDate: 2020-07-14Calendula, Solar Flashback Mix
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Location: Ann Arbor, MichiganDate: October 2020Solar Flashback (Yellow) Calendula officinalis (55 days)
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Location: Ann Arbor, MichiganDate: 2020-10-30White bloom, end of season
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Location: Ann Arbor, MichiganDate: 2020-07-19Calendula, Solar Flashback Mix
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Photo courtesy of Select Seeds.
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Location: Stuart, OKDate: 2017-06-062017 Garden
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Location: Ann Arbor, MichiganDate: 2020 Oct 30Colors, Burgundy reverse side of petals, seed pod
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Location: Ann Arbor, MichiganDate: 2020-10-30Calendula seed pod
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Posted by dnrevel (Michigan - Zone 6a) on Nov 9, 2020 10:52 PM

Also known as pot marigold, common marigold, and Scotch marigold.

Fedco 2020 offered this plant Calendula officinalis (55 days) A mix of orange, apricot and peachy doubled petals, all with red backing to create a distinctive contrast.

I love this variety as colors fade to bicolor yellows or yellow-peach, making it lovely to watch as it mature. Blooms through light fall frosts; still look good in October. Annual. OSSI.

Attractive to pollinators.

Used in homeopathic remedies and herbal tinctures and ointments for their antiseptic and soothing qualities.

Culture: This striking, sturdy flower blooms over a very long period, thriving in cool weather and persists through first frosts. Can be direct seeded in May or started indoors in cool place for early blooms. Readily self-sows. I Winter Sowed it. Though it started slowly, once the warm weather in 6a was here for good, it grew quickly and robustly.

Deadhead to keep blooms coming and the patch attractive, or try succession plantings. Don't crowd, give space and full sun.

Mix of colors with bicolor petals, undersides of petals are a muted burgundy, giving a distinctive, lined-edge look. Many double and semi double flowers on long, strong stems.

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Plant Events from our members
KelliW On February 20, 2020 Seeds sown
wintersown outdoors in a jug, zone 6b
lovesblooms On March 1, 2020 Seeds sown
winter sow
dnrevel On April 10, 2021 Seeds sown
Seed sown outdoors in long, green window tray box.
dnrevel On March 19, 2021 Seeds sown
Seed sown, in a pot, self collected from 2020.
dnrevel On March 19, 2021 Seeds germinated
First planting of seeds in cold frame window box are germinating
dnrevel On March 9, 2021 Seeds sown
Planted Calendula seed (my own saved from 2020) in 1 DT window box. Testing cool weather sowing.
dnrevel From April 1, 2020 to October 12, 2020 Seeds sown
Winter Sown Calendulas, Solar Flashback Mix
Planted in three locations, did well
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Flashback or Solar Flashback? by zuzu Mar 19, 2021 11:14 PM 2
What seeds are you ordering this year? by luvsgrtdanes Feb 22, 2015 10:07 AM 78

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