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Calendula officinalis 'Oopsy Daisy'(Marigold Pot) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Marigold 'Oopsy Daisy'(Calendula 'Oopsy Daisy') Herb in 9cm Pot

Historically, marigolds have been seen as merry, love-inducing flowers, and their sunny faces are always a pleasure to see in the herbaceous border, container and the herb garden.

This annual, is more compact than standard pot marigold and will grow to 20cm Height x 25cm Spread, this variety has mainly single flowers, and these are multiple shades of cream, gold and orange.. They are held aloft on bright green stems, above lance-like leaves, and they will continue to flower if one is vigilant in dead-heading.

Calendula enjoy well-drained to poor soil, in full sun, where they will thrive with very little care. Seed can be sown in situ in the spring, and they will readily self seed if allowed. and make good groundcover.


Herb Usage

Calendula officinalis 'Oopsy Daisy' can be used in the kitchen, as the leaves and flowers have a peppery flavour and can be added to salads and are especially effective as a garnish. The petals of the pot marigold are used to colour rice, milk desserts and cheese.

Medicinally, pot marigold has featured in many remedies, and the leaves are renowned for their antiseptic qualities, having been used to reduce inflammation e.g. eczema, acne, nappy rash, cradle cap. Homeopathic remedies include extract of marigold for all manner of complaints.


Buy Pot Marigold 'Oopsy Daisy' Online

Our potted Pot Marigold herb plants are generally available to buy online between April and September.

Calendula officinalis 'Oopsy Daisy'(Marigold Pot) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Any Soil
Flower Colour Orange
Height 20cm
Spread 25cm
Latin Name Calendula officinalis 'Oopsy Daisy'
Hardiness RHS rating H1c - Heated Greenhouse
Culinary Edible Flowers
Scented Flowers
Medicinal/Cosmetic Ointment
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Herb
  • 5
    Calendula 'Oopsy Daisy.

    Posted by David Gladwin on 18th Jul 2022

    If I'm honest I wish I had found this nursery earlier as the plants arrived well packed and strongly grown, a bumble bee had a meal today and fell off waving his size 11s in the air; drunk I think, but it shows just how good these marigolds are. And the 'herb' notes are interesting.