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Herbaceous Perennial

Calendula suffruticosa subsp. suffruticosa

An attractive perennial producing clumps of upright, fleshy, narrow, green leaves with short stems and bright, yellow-orange flowers from late-autumn through to early summer

Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Orange Green
Summer Yellow Orange Green
Autumn Green
Winter Yellow Orange Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy, Clump forming
Genus

Calendula can be annuals or woody-based perennials, with simple, aromatic leaves and showy, orange or yellow, daisy-like flower-heads in summer and autumn

Name status

Correct

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well drained soil in full sun. Sow direct in summer, 0.5cm deep into finely prepared soil. Deadhead regularly and pinch out terminal shoots to encourage bushy growth

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

Regularly deadhead to extend flowering

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids

Diseases

May be susceptible to Powdery mildews and a virus

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