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Welcome to Country Garden Seeds! Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife? Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your garden wildlife will love too. Here are some beautiful and easy plants for you to grow.
In October you can sow a batch of Hardy Annuals such as Sweet Peas which will grow to form sturdy young plants before winter sets in. Perennials and Wildflowers can also be sown now.

Calendula officinalis Art Shades Mixed

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Calendula 'Art Shades Mixed' Seeds

This Calendula has open daisy like flowers in all shades from primrose yellow, through gold and apricot to bright orange. These are taller than most Calendula with long stems for cutting. Brilliant for beginners and nice big seeds for children to sow too.
Commonly known as Pot Marigolds, Calendula is a classic country garden hardy annual.
Sow in spring for summer flowers. For stronger plants sow in autumn for flowering in May the following year.

Genus Calendula officinalis
Variety Art Shades Mixed
Plant Type Hardy Annual, Container Plant, Cut Flower
Height and Spread 60cm x 30cm (24 inches x 12 inches)
Sow Seeds Outdoors in April/May or August/September
Thin/Plant Out Allow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions Required Prefers well drained soil in full sun.

Keep picking and dead heading to encourage new flowers.

Flower Production May to October or even longer in warm sheltered places.
Picking Pick Calendula early in the morning, remove lower leaves and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 5-7 days in a vase.
Planting Combinations This mix of Calendula has flowers in all shades of yellow and orange.
They are lovely with Eschscholzia, Cerinthe major, Salvia viridis and Blue Cornflowers.
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