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I still have Calendula blooming

Posted by albert_135 Sunset 2 or 3 (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 26, 13 at 14:56

I still have Calendula blooming. They are in a pot, setting next a fish tank that usually has some ice each morning. A PWS nearby has recorded lows below freezing 24 of the last 25 days.

They are not lovely. I wouldn't bother to post a picture but they are still producing new blossoms. Most interesting I think.


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RE: I still have Calendula blooming

Calendula is very cold hardy and often planted for winter color in warmer climates. I don't know what the temperature range is in your Sunset zone (Care to share that information....or your location?

I used to plant calendula in the fall when I lived in USDA zone 8. The plants would easily take frosts and mildly freezing temperatures. What they could not tolerate was the heat.


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RE: I still have Calendula blooming

Calendula is very cold hardy and often planted for winter color in warmer climates. I don't know what the temperature range is in your Sunset zone (Care to share that information....or your location?

I used to plant calendula in the fall when I lived in USDA zone 8. The plants would easily take frosts and mildly freezing temperatures. What they could not tolerate was the heat.


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My zone as displayed by GW got hung-up in 2001 and I cannot change it. Attempts to edit give me an error message.

Locals tell me this is Sunset zone 2b.

This post was edited by albert_135 on Fri, Nov 29, 13 at 0:51


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RE: I still have Calendula blooming

I love calendula for it's carefree bright colors that last until nearly the first snow. I haven't grown them in my new garden, yet, but I think I'll add them back in next spring. They're very drought tolerant, also.

Martha


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RE: I still have Calendula blooming

  • Posted by mxk3 z5b/6 MI (My Page) on
    Sat, Dec 7, 13 at 14:53

This is good to hear - I have some seed that I'm planning on sowing next season, have never grown these before.


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RE: I still have Calendula blooming

My Calendula withstood 24 days of lows below freezing but one low below zero and a day below freezing finished them off for the season.


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RE: I still have Calendula blooming

I have been told that the Calendula name, resembling Calender is because of its ability to bloom every month of the year. Al


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