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Asked by
Paul Wicks on
May 26, 2014

Q. What does half annual mean

We have some calendula seeds and it says they are half annual. What does this mean?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
May 27, 2014
A.

Well-l-l-l, that's a bit of a puzzle. Calendula are annual plants, meaning they grow, flower, and make seeds in one season (year.) Some plants are biennial, meaning they spend their first year growing, and the second year producing flowers and making seeds. Half annual, or semi annual, means 1/2 a year, or every 6 months; it can refer to interest compounding, or magazine publication , but I've never seen any reference to half annual being applied to plants of any kind. Now, some varieties of calendula are described as half double, so perhaps there's a misprint on the label. In case there are other errors, here's a piece on calendula: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/calendula/growing-calendula.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 7, 2016

Q. calendula

Do calendulas grow each year or are they just an annual plant? I am growing some calendulas. I understand that they do better if deadheaded regularly. Do they need cutting back in winter and then they come again, or are they just an annual and need to be replaced each year?
Thanks.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 9, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Calendulas are classified as "Annuals or short-lived perennials." It's winter survival is poor in colder regions nor does it tolerate extreme heat. However, this doesn't mean you can't try and see what happens - I would go ahead and cut it back and see if it comes back the following spring.

For more information on growing calendulas, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/calendula/growing-calendula.htm

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Asked by
mikeilku1 on
September 16, 2016
Tigard, OR

Q. Calendula

What is the average height and width of Calendula plant?

Answered by
Alisma on
September 16, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Calendula officinalis will reach 1 to 3 feet in height and spread out about 10 inches to 2 feet wide. These measurements may depend on the specific variety and how closely they are spaced.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 5, 2017

Q. Calendula

I am in Zone 8b….Can CALENDULA live and flourish here if not directly in sun. It gets very
hot in Mississippi (Jackson area)

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 6, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

You should have no problem growing Calendula in your garden. Look for a planting location that is morning sun instead of the hot afternoon sunshine.
Here are some links with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/calendula/growing-calendula.htm
https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fp087

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 30, 2018

Q. Calendula flower

I would like to see what the seed looks like please

Answered by
MichiganDot on
July 30, 2018
A.

Calendula seed is easy to collect. Store in a glass jar once it is thoroughly dry. Here is a trove of seed pictures. https://www.google.com/search?q=calendula+seed&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwisxZ3OzcXcAhWJ5YMKHSiHCvYQ_AUICigB&biw=1391&bih=766

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