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  Calendula officinalis
  Family Name : Asteraceae (Compositae)

  Common Names : Pot Marigold

Pot Marigold
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Herbaceous Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Habitat :
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is an annual herbaceous plant with bright yellow to deep orange daisy-like flowers. Plant can grow up to 50 cm tall with a spread of 50 cm across.
      Foliage: Leaves are aromatic, and lance-shaped to oblong shaped, measuring up to 15 cm long.
      Flowers: Flowers are bright yellow to deep orange in colour. Flowers are daisy-like flowerheads.
      Cultivation :
      Plant on fertile, well-drained soils under full sun to semi-shade. Pinch plant to encourage a more bushy growth, remove spent flowers to allow additional flowering.
      Etymology :
      The genus Calendula means first day of the month.
      The specific epithet officinalis means sold in shops, and belived to have medicinal properties.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Flowerbed / Border, Container Planting
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Butterfly Food Plant
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water, Little Water
      Potential Problems :
      No serious pest or disease problems. May be attacked by aphids and whiteflies.
      Diseases :
      Susceptible to powdery mildew.
      Pest(s) :
      Sucking Insects
      Propagation Method :
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) :
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Obovate; Oblong)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Serrate / Toothed
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acute, Obtuse
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Orange, Yellow / Golden
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Axillary, Terminal
      Flower Symmetry :
      Inflorescence Type :
      Head / Capitulum
      Flowering Period :

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