Pink Surprise Calendula
Frilly, fully double, apricot-colored flowers tinged with pink bloom over a long season. This truly lovely calendula grows to about 22"" in height; it is tolerant of most soil conditions, disease-resistant, and pollinator friendly.
- Frilly apricot colored blooms tinged with pink
- Plants grow to 22 - 24 inches tall
- Blossoms are edible
- Blooms over a long season
- Great for container growing
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors 1/4" deep. Transplant outdoors after last frost. Can also be directly sown outdoors after the last frost. Prefers light well-drained soil and will tolerate dry conditions. Good cut flower. Calendula petals are edible and have a tangy slightly sweet flavor.
- Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost
- Germination: 5-15 Days
- Plant Outdoors: 6-18” Apart
- Light: Sun/Partial Shade
Ratings & Reviews
by VL, Zone 9b
The surprise is they're not pink!! Mine grew tinged with a deep orange, not the advertised pink. But, that didn't make them any less gorgeous...maybe more so, unless your heart is set on pink. I grew three varieties of calendula this year and these were, by far, my favorite. They also did not reach the full 22" height potential listed on the packet, probably due to the fact it pains me to thin my seedlings and they were overcrowded. But, as they were a container solely devoted to this variety, I wasn't depending on them to be a particular height and enjoyed them thoroughly even at their shorter stature. Strong, beautiful, healthy plants with full flowers. Will definitely use again!