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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? sprouted well, overwinters
What are the cons? not as many flowers as expecte
These did really well in our hot and humid summer conditions in Zone 7. I even had one plant that is overwintering well so far!
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Beautiful, VERY productive
What are the cons? Nothin
2018 was the first time I planted this. I was completely unprepared for how well they would do. I decided to start my seeds early in March and the calendula we're the first ones to sprout seedlings. Fast forward a few months and I transferred the seedlings 2 containers on my patio. They grow very tall and extremely fast. I couldn't believe the amount of blumes on these guys. I started another container and those did equally as well. I started collecting the dried seeds hoping to plant more for the 2019 season and at the rate I was deadheading, I'll have a calendula field. I will also be trying my hand at infusing oils with the pedals for lotions. Definitely recommending these lil orange delights!!
What are the pros? Beautiful, easy to grow
What are the cons? none
I chose this variety of calendula for its skin care value. The plants are quite tall--around 4 feet, with hundreds of smaller than usual flower heads all over. I have these planted in the vegetable garden and they are always covered in pollinators, which is a definite plus. I can't wait to try making calendula oil and skin balm with the dried petals!
What are the pros? very hardy, long lasting bloom
I originally seeded these throughout my veggie garden, and they provided cheerful little spots of color throughout (mixed with the oopsy daisy calendulas). They survived a hasty transplanting - I had to move and transplant my whole garden. I placed them along my front walk (I just cut out the grass in a small trench and filled with soil and planted) and they are thriving. Not needy for water or weeding, they'll survive through anything!
10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? tons of blooms & seeds
What are the cons? leggy
I got these as they are supposed to be the best for medicinal use. I was a little disappointed at the bloom size, but they bloomed well past when everything else was closing up, and even started re-seeding new volunteers which I took inside to grow in a pot. (They aren't too happy inside, even in front of a window.) The petals keep their color well once dry, so they will be lovely in soaps and such.
It became part of my morning routine to go out every few days and collect the petals from the blooms that had already been pollenated and were starting to wilt, and it took a while since there were so many. They get a big leggy, but they also create vertical interest since they are so tall. I look forward to seeing how many come up from the dropped seeds while I'm starting seeds indoors for the front yard.