Thursday, March 7, 2013

Calendula Officinalis *Sunshine Flashback*


*Pot Marigold* Or Calendula - This variety *Sunshine Flashback* (sounds like a race horse?) is daisy-like - it has yellow petals, and a brownish centre. 

Calendula grows well almost anywhere, is an awesome bright coloured flower for the garden, acts as a companion plant - is given a lot of credit for deterring pests! 
Great for encouraging the kids to participate in gardening activities, as they grow and change regularly, picking spent blooms encourages them to keep flowering. 

Sow directly or seed into pots, depending on where you are - these plants are hardy and will grow almost anywhere, and do bloom through Winter, as they do in my own garden.


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