PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).
|Calendula officinalis 'Sunset Buff'|
|Pot marigold 'Sunset Buff'|
|A variation on one of the most recognisable and popular cottage garden plants, 'Sunset Buff' produces double (and perhaps the occasional single) flowers in soft, peachy tones with red backs. Makes a nice addition to small flower arrangements, so cut often to encourage repeat flowering and to keep the plants from getting too straggly. The petals are edible and make a colourful garnish to salads. Said to be a dog deterrent. Attracts bees and other desirable insects.|
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|The easiest method of propagation is to direct sow in spring or autumn and thin to a foot or so apart. Alternatively, sow in a seed tray of ordinary compost and grow on in pots or modules.|