Easy to grow blooms with a deep red reverse
Incredibly easy and rewarding to grow, soft apricot flowers with a beautiful glimmering deep red reverse. An excellent variety for borders and for cutting.
Genus - Calendula
Species - Officinalis
Variety - Sunset Buff
Common name - Calendula
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 8
Height - 0,60 m
Plant type - Annual Flower
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acis, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Average garden soil
Water requirements - Average, high
Landscape uses - Showy flower for borders and cutting
Bloom season - May - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Apricot
Sow inside in pots from February to March or outside March to June (you should look at sowing Neon about 35 days before your last frost date) and August to October.
Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 12mm deep, in rows 30cm apart. Germination - 7-21 days.
For spring/summer flowering pot plants:
Sow in a cool greenhouse or conservatory in late summer/early autumn. Grow on cool in full light and water sparingly.
Sow 5 mm deep with a guideline distance of 20 cm. For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of +10C / 50F.
Neon is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside. (info: www.myfolia.com).
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