Calendula officinalis 'Fiesta Gitana'
English Marigold 'Fiesta Gitana'
Calendula officinalis 'Fiesta Gitana' is a Fleuroselect Bronze Medal winner, and this easy-to-raise hardy annual will flower virtually all the summer. A wide colour range of fully double blooms with a compact habit of 30cm (12in) height by 23cm (9in) spread make this a superb bedding mixture. The plants are tolerant of even the poorest soils and are good subjects for outdoor containers. Height 30cm (12in).
This variety has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Botanical name||Calendula officinalis|
|Common name||English Marigold 'Fiesta Gitana'|
|Flower colour||Orange, Yellow|
|Flowering time||Summer, Autumn|
|Foliage colour||Silver/Grey, Green|
|Plant type||Flower Seeds|
|Season of interest||Summer, Autumn|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow either in situ or into pots and trays in spring or early summer, setting the seed 1cm (½in) deep. For winter and early spring flowering as pot plants sow in a cool greenhouse in late summer/autumn. Transplant direct or thin plants to about 30-46cm (12-18in) apart.They prefer a position in sun or partial shade and are not fussy about soil.|