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Care of the plant Calendula officinalis or Pot marigold.

Care of the plant Calendula officinalis or Pot marigold

The genus Calendula, family Asteraceae, includes 20 species of herbaceous perennial or annual plants native to the Mediterranean region and the Middle East. Some species are: Calendula officinalis, Calendula maritima, Calendula arvensis.

Common names: Common marigold, Scotch marigold, Ruddles, Pot marigold. This species is probably native to southern Europe.

They are herbaceous plants that resist cold very well. They are medium in size, so they are excellent for growing in pots.

The flowers can be yellow or orange; they bloom in summer and fall. The dried petals are used as a substitute for saffron as a coloring for rice and soups.

They can grow in any type of well-drained soil but prefer that it contains organic matter.

Calendula officinalis needs full sun exposure.

Irrigation must be moderate throughout the year, waiting for the soil to dry out.

Prune faded flowers for better flowering.

They propagate by seeds sown directly in the final location.

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