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Renee's Garden Calendula Butterfly Flashback (Heirloom)
Renee's Garden Calendula Butterfly Flashback (Heirloom)
Renee's Garden Calendula Butterfly Flashback (Heirloom)
Brand: Renee's Garden
Item Number: SWF5062

Renee's Garden Calendula Butterfly Flashback (Heirloom)

Edible Petals to Spark your Salads

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Calendula - Flashback -Calendula officinalis

Hardy AnnualThese carefree, casual flowers bloom brightly on sturdy branching plants. Flashback offers double and semi-double 2 - 3" blossoms in satiny shades of orange, apricot, rosy-peach and cream, with many bi-colors and petals backed with deep red or maroon. They add sparkle to country-style bouquets and lure visiting summer butterflies. Calendulas have been used for centuries in soothing lotions and salves. Their edible petals make colorful salad garnishes.

Soil & Water:Prefer well drained soil in full sun.

Planting & Growing: Calendulas bloom best in cool weather, so plant in early spring. Sow seeds 1" apart, cover 1/2" deep, firm soil and keep seed bed moist. Germination takes 1 - 2 weeks. After seedlings are well established, thin or transplant 8" apart to allow for good air circulation and discourage mildew. To start early indoors, sow seeds 1" apart in a container of seed starting mix and cover 1/2" deep. Keep evenly moist as seedlings emerge and provide a good light source until ready to plant outdoors. Transplant when seedlings are about 2-3" tall after gradually acclimating plants to outdoor conditions.

Calendulas can be sown again in midsummer for fall bloom.

Harvesting & Storage: Cut in full bloom for bouquets or salads.

Soil Temperature: above 50°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 7-14 Days
Height At Maturity: 18-24"
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 8"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 55 Seeds

While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge.”


  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Container Compatible
  • Does Not Require Support
  • Easily Established
  • Edible Flower
  • Good Cut Flower
  • Heirloom
  • Plant Spreads
  • Requires Summer Water
  • Succession Planting
  • Useful for Ornamental


Bloom Season : Fall
Bloom Season : Spring
Flower Color : Mix
Flower Color : Orange
Flower Color : Pink
Flower Color : Yellow
Growth Habit : Low Growing
Life Cycle : Hardy Annual
Plant Usage : Attracts Bees/Butterflies
Plant Usage : Culinary Herb
Plant Usage : Ornamental
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

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Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.125"W x 0.1"H


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