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Calendula officinalis 'Fiesta Gitana' (Marigold 'Fiesta Gitana')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Calendula officinalis 'Fiesta Gitana'

Other names

Marigold 'Fiesta Gitana'

Genus

Calendula Calendula

Variety or Cultivar

'Fiesta Gitana' _ 'Fiesta Gitana' is an annual, with narrow leaves and double flowers forming a full mound. Flowers in shades of light orange and yellow.


Calendula officinalis 'Fiesta Gitana' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Cushion or Mound Forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Orange, Yellow in Summer; Yellow, Orange in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Calendula officinalis 'Fiesta Gitana' (Marigold 'Fiesta Gitana') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Cake decoration, City, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in light, poor, free-draining soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

The orange flowers of this plant are sometimes hard to place. It looks good with forget-me-nots in early summer, or later in the year with blue hyssop. Otherwise plant with creamy, variegated foliage.

Botanical name

Calendula officinalis 'Fiesta Gitana'

Other names

Marigold 'Fiesta Gitana'

Genus

Calendula Calendula

Variety or Cultivar

'Fiesta Gitana' _ 'Fiesta Gitana' is an annual, with narrow leaves and double flowers forming a full mound. Flowers in shades of light orange and yellow.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Cushion or Mound Forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Orange, Yellow in Summer; Yellow, Orange in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Calendula officinalis 'Fiesta Gitana' (Marigold 'Fiesta Gitana') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Cake decoration, City, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in light, poor, free-draining soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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COMPANION PLANTS

The orange flowers of this plant are sometimes hard to place. It looks good with forget-me-nots in early summer, or later in the year with blue hyssop. Otherwise plant with creamy, variegated foliage.

GARDENS WITH THIS PLANT

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