Annuals forum: Pink Surprise Calendula

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Name: Don
Meadville, PA - Crawford Co. - (Zone 5a)
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DonfromPA
Mar 25, 2017 11:19 AM CST
I'm always looking to try something a little different and have been looking at various seed companies' ads for Pink Surprise Calendula. Has anybody grown this and if so, what vendor do you recommend? I have grown the orange/yellow ones in the past and enjoy how they readily reseed themselves. Also interested in apricot shades of other annuals - any recommendations?
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Name: ZenMan
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ZenMan
Mar 25, 2017 9:55 PM CST
Hi Don,

Hazzard's Seeds have several apricot colored Calendulas in their rather extensive offering of calendula seeds.

http://www.hazzardsgreenhouse....

I don't grow Calendulas, but I did purchase some white cactus flowered zinnias from Hazzard's and they were OK. They were white zinnias and many of them could be called Cactus flowered. I was satisfied with the purchase.

ZM
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Name: Don
Meadville, PA - Crawford Co. - (Zone 5a)
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DonfromPA
Mar 26, 2017 1:15 PM CST
Thanks, ZenMan, on your Hazzard Seed advice. Brought up their website and now agonizing on which variety or varieties I like the most. Never heard one a seed company having so many choices.

I'm aware that zinnias are your speciality and always look forward to your informative posts as well as your amazing photos - so appreciate even more you taking time to help out a fellow gardener regarding calendulas.

Your help is a good example of why I enjoy this website so much.
The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies - Gertrude Jekyll
Name: ZenMan
rural Kansas (Zone 5b)
Kansas 5b
Annuals Keeper of Poultry Enjoys or suffers cold winters Bee Lover Dragonflies Garden Photography
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 2
ZenMan
Mar 26, 2017 1:34 PM CST
DonfromPA said:Your help is a good example of why I enjoy this website so much.

Thank You! Thanks so much for your kind words, Don.

ZM
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Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Apr 27, 2017 3:24 PM CST
I agree
ZenMan said:
Thank You! Thanks so much for your kind words, Don.

ZM
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Yes, thank you for taking the time to answer so many of our diverse questions, especially when they are not zinnias! I agree Thank You!
Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
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KarenHolt
Jun 23, 2017 9:55 PM CST
I grow both pink surprise and several others. Pink surprise is yellow with a tinge of pink on the edges. For apricot color, hands down the zeolight calendula.

From whom you purchase won't matter except for who has the best deal. I got my zeolight through a swap and I bought a couple of others. Swallowtail, Eden brothers, either is fine.

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