In Bloom: ‘Kinglet Apricot’ Calendula

I’ll openly admit that calendula flowers have never been one that I am particularly excited about growing. While I do love their bright and cheerful colors, they usually don’t perform well for me. From a spring planting, they are often disappointing in my zone. This year, it seems that I have finally figured out how to overwinter them. As a result, I was rewarded to great calendulas with long stems for arranging. Here’s a closer look at the ‘Kinglet Apricot’ calendula that I grew this season.

Upon reading the description for this flower in the seed catalog, I immediately noticed that it was a scabiosa type. Basically, that just means that there are those extra petals near the center of the flower. Though my experience with scabiosa flowered zinnias hasn’t been the best, I was very eager to see how these would bloom.

I certainly wasn’t disappointed! To my surprise, most of the flowers opened to show these unique cushion like blooms. Additionally, the very light pastel yellow color was quite pleasing when used in many different arrangements!

Have you ever grown ‘Kinglet Apricot’ calendula before? What did you think? I’d love to hear all about your experiences in the comment section below. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog!

2 thoughts on “In Bloom: ‘Kinglet Apricot’ Calendula

  1. Calendula never grew well for me, although I keep reading that it’s an easy flower to grow. I was hoping to use it to make salve and lotions.

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