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What is this yellow flower?

4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

Hi. Hoping my forum friends can help with the identity of my yellow flower please image




  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,850

    Hi 4thPanda, that's calendula, aka marigold

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Thanks Nut image It came out of a shake and seed box, not an intentional planting by me!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,850

    I love those, I got some nice ones with a tinge of red on the petals this year

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    It is lovely. And now I know what it is I will make an effort to get some for next year image

  • 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.

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    I do still have the seed head. Will see if I can harvest some seeds image 

  • sometimes known as pot marigold and often grown alongside vegetables to attract polinating insects.

  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 750

    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. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,850

    If you  search for Calendula officinalis you'll find lots of photos RA

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Hi RA. That was the only shot I took I'm afraid, and now it's gone. It was rather fabulous wasn't it image

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