Hi. Hoping my forum friends can help with the identity of my yellow flower please
Hi 4thPanda, that's calendula, aka marigold
Thanks Nut It came out of a shake and seed box, not an intentional planting by me!
I love those, I got some nice ones with a tinge of red on the petals this year
It is lovely. And now I know what it is I will make an effort to get some for next year
Panda, if you still have the seedhead, you can save the seeds for next year, if not watch out for self-sown seedlings close to the mother plant in late spring/early summer next year as they often come up in abundance.
I do still have the seed head. Will see if I can harvest some seeds
sometimes known as pot marigold and often grown alongside vegetables to attract polinating insects.
They are very easy from seed. Let the seeds mature though. They look like little maggots. Very stragne seeds for a small flower when you compare them to Corn marigolds or oxe-eye-daisy of a similar size.
If you search for Calendula officinalis you'll find lots of photos RA
Hi RA. That was the only shot I took I'm afraid, and now it's gone. It was rather fabulous wasn't it