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can someone tell me what this flower is please? I took the photo this morning, I was surprised to find it flowering in December, it would be nice to plant some more. It has grown from a wold flower seed mix but I'm not sure what it is.

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,586
    edited December 2019
    Calendula, they oftens self seed all by themselves, but keep an eye on it when the flower passes and collect the seed. 

    Devon.
  • Thank you!
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,586
    my pleasure. 
    There are lots of types, yellows / oranges etc. They're really cheap to buy and you get lots of them in a packet and have a really good germination rate.  Bees love them and the flowers are edible if you fancy a posh looking salad.
    Devon.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 5,629
    Hostafan1 said:
    the flowers are edible if you fancy a posh looking salad.
    Hence the common name 'pot marigold'. They will flower into January in a mild location. A few of mine looked great this time last year but it's been too cold and wet this year for them here. I haven't planted any seed here for years now but the self-sown seedlings transplant well and you get all sorts of hybrids after a while.
  • Fantastic, I will scatter some more seed for next year. Its so nice to find something in flower when everything else is looking drab! Roll on Spring!
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