This is an easy to grow annual, excellent for bedding and borders, Calendula 'Art Shades' has large, frilled blooms in unusual shades ranging through apricot, orange, primrose and cream. This lovely English marigold is long-flowering in many garden situations and also makes a good cut flower. Height 60cm. Spread 20cm.
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The light peppery taste of the flowers can be added to breads for extra flavour with a touch of colour. Can also be used as a substitute for saffron when colouring rice dishes.
Direct sow calendula seeds outdoors where they are to grow from April to May.