Calendula Flowers

cbflizcbfliz Posts: 2

Hello everyone!

I planted quite a few Calendula plants this year and they have all been producing some lovely flowers. One in particular though has done something a little unusual.....

I've never seen anything like this before - is it normal?

Many thanks






  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,225

    There used to be a poppy called hen and chickens that used to do that. You could save the seed and see if it does it next year, or it may just be  like fasciation, caused by aphid damage of the growing point.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,231

    this sort of growth is known as 'Hen and Chickens', 

  • Thanks both of you, I've never heard of that, I shall look it up.

    I did have a bit of an aphid problem with some of the plants although strangely I think this was one that they ignored. image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,623

    Some of my foxgloves have been doing that image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • alena_dnalena_dn Posts: 1

    I have something like this happening to my calendula. Some new grows from a center, one from a side. One plant affected and another not. On affected one not all are "obnormal" but something like 49%. I joined this conversation because I was pazzled and searched online if anybody seen something like this.

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