Common marigold

Common marigold

Calendula officinalis

Plant family

Korbblütler (Asteraceae) (Asteraceae)

Synonyms

Pot marigold, Ruddles, Mary's Gold, Scotch Marigold

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Semi-shaded

Water requirement

Wet

Soil

Medium (loamy)

Nutrient requirement

Medium

Light germinator

Seeding distance

10 cm

Row spacing

20 cm

Seeding depth

0.5 cm

Instructions

The season for this plant has not yet begun. The following instructions are for the beginning season.

Beginning of May

Sowing

Beginning of July

Fertilizing

End of July

Picking

Every week

Description

Marigold is an ornamental and medicinal plant of the composite family. Different varieties differ in flower color (golden yellow to orange), growth period and height. It is cultivated as an annual, is sensitive to frost and attracts many pollinators.

Origin:

Mediterranean

Growing tips

Marigold is sown directly or grown in plant pots. It is a light germinator, so you should not cover the seeds with soil. Since it is sensitive to cold, you should sow or plant it in the bed only after the Ice Saints. Pinching out already wilted flowers will encourage the growth of new flower stalks. The roots emit toxins that reduce nematode infestation of neighboring crops. In addition, the plants are well suited as green manure.

Diseases

Powdery Mildew

Downy Mildew

Red Spot Disease

Black Spot Disease

Angular Leaf Spot

Pests

Aphids

Snails