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Video: Calendula 'Pacific Apricot Beauty' | from Johnny's Selected Seeds
Johnny's Flower Product Manager, Hillary Alger, shares what we love about 'Pacific Apricot Beauty' Calendula
We like this variety for:
- its tall uniform plants;
- the double flowers; and
- this really special pastel, melon-creamsicle color.
So these plants have been flowering for a couple weeks now.
Calendula can be a nice cut-flower crop or garden plant because:
- it's relatively easy to grow;
- it can be direct-seeded or transplanted;
- it has a relatively short cycle from seeding to flowering, about 2 months from planting a seed to harvesting a first flower;
- and the plants can tolerate a light frost.
- Plus, seeds can be sown and plants can be transplanted several times throughout the growing season.
I also wanted to show this color comparison:
- So here we have 'Pacific Apricot Beauty', and it's this really pale creamsicle color.
- Next to it is 'Ivory Princess', and that's more of a pale lemony-ivory.
- And then, 'Orange Flash' here, which also has some peach tones, but it's a little bit darker and has more red.
So this 'Pacific Apricot Beauty' makes a really nice complement to these two others.