Calendula officinalis

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Calendula officinalis

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » July 9th, 2013, 3:38 pm

Botanical Name Calendula officinalis
Family Asteraceae
Genus Calendula
Specie C. officinalis
Local Name in Urdu گل اشرفی
Common Name calendula_pot marigold_ruddles_garden marigold
Life Cycle Annuals
Cultivar Name
Fragrant or Not no
Category(Bush/Vine/Tree) annual plant
Height 12-20 in.
Spacing 6-9 in.
Flowering Months spring
Flower Color Orange
Bright Yellow
Growing Areas all Pakistan
Frost Tender yes
Exposure full sun
Soil pH tolerent
Propagation by seeds
Uses ornamental ,medicinal plant
Other Details Calendula officinalis is widely cultivated and can be grown easily in sunny locations in most kinds of soils. Although perennial, it is commonly treated as an annual, particularly in colder regions where its winter survival is poor, or in hot summer locations where it also does not survive.Calendula are considered by many gardening experts as among the easiest and most versatile flowers to grow in a garden, especially since they tolerate most soils. In temperate climates,Leaves are spirally arranged, 5–18 cm long, simple, and slightly hairy. The flower heads range from pastel yellow to deep orange, and are 3–7 cm across, with both ray florets and disc florets.Pot marigold florets are considered edible. They are often used to add color to salads, or added to dishes as a garnish and in lieu of saffron. The leaves are edible but are often not palatable. They have a history of use as a potherb and in salads.
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Calendula Nana Fruit Twist by Farhan Ahmad
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Re: Calendula officinalis

Post by Ifrah » April 11th, 2014, 10:45 am

Asslamu alaikum!! This flower is pretty amazing & a delightful sight to my lawn.
But now it's withering! No more new flowers sprouting. So, is this the end of Calendula for this season?! I'm a bit confused.
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Re: Calendula officinalis

Post by Tahir Khan » April 11th, 2014, 5:20 pm

Yes the season for calendulas is almost over, the seeds will be forming on the plants, save them and plant the seeds in fall.

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Re: Calendula officinalis

Post by Ifrah » April 12th, 2014, 12:27 pm

Ohh. Thank you Tahir sahab for the info. I'm gonna act on your advice insha Allah!! :)

Jazak Allahu khayr!
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Re: Calendula officinalis

Post by Muhammad Bilal » April 15th, 2014, 11:20 pm

But here in Quetta, sub tropical region, they are still in vegetative active growth. I think they will get 15 days more to start blooming .
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