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Calendula stellata (Starry marigold)

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Calendula stellata

Other names

Starry marigold

Genus

Calendula Calendula

Species

C. stellata - C. stellata is a half-hardy annual with erect to sprawling, branched stems bearing hairy, lance-shaped, bright green leaves and daisy-like, golden-yellow to orange flowers in summer.


Calendula stellata is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Prostrate

Flower

Golden-yellow, Orange in Summer; Orange, Golden-yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Powdery mildew , Virus Powdery mildew , Virus

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. Cut back after flowering or remove.

Propagation

Sow seed in situ in mid- to late spring. Alternatively, starts seeds indoors in early spring at 18-23C.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Calendula stellata (Starry marigold) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1 year.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Grow in poor, well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Indoor unheated (H2)

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.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Calendula stellata

Other names

Starry marigold

Genus

Calendula Calendula

Species

C. stellata - C. stellata is a half-hardy annual with erect to sprawling, branched stems bearing hairy, lance-shaped, bright green leaves and daisy-like, golden-yellow to orange flowers in summer.

Native to

Northwestern Africa

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Prostrate


Colour

Flower

Golden-yellow, Orange in Summer; Orange, Golden-yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer; Bright-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew , Virus

General care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly. Cut back after flowering or remove.

Propagation

Sow seed in situ in mid- to late spring. Alternatively, starts seeds indoors in early spring at 18-23C.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Calendula stellata (Starry marigold) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1 year.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Grow in poor, well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Indoor unheated (H2)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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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.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

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