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Calendula

 

Calendula is in the same family as daisies and chrysanthemums and the resemblance can be seen in their daisy-like flowers.  Calendula make nice edging plants and grow well in containers. They’re very easy maintenance and once established in your garden, they will self-seed, but they don’t generally become a nuisance.

Rich soil and a full sun location will keep your calendula blooming, although they will adapt to most any soil conditions. Calendula will slow down in extreme heat and warmer climates will have more success growing them as autumn or early spring flowers. In more temperate areas, watering regularly will help keep them going in the peak of summer and your calendula will bloom until frost.  Don’t be afraid to cut blooms from your calendula. It will only encourage more budding.

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