Plant Habit: Flowering USDA Hardiness Zone (°F): 5 (-20 to -10 °F), 6 (-10 to 0 °F), 7 (0 to 10 °F), 8 (10 to 20 °F), 9 (20 to 30 °F), 10 (30 to 40 °F)
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States Genus: Calendula
Aspect: East-facing, South-facing, West-facing Species: Fiesta Gitana border flower
Plant Type: Decorative Plant Common Name: fiesta gitana
Soil Type: Loam, Peat, Sand    
Climate: Sub-tropical, Temperate Watering: Medium
Sunlight: Full Sun Season of Interest: summer



There is a wide choice of colours, based around the yellow and orange spectrum, and forms from simple semi-double to fully double with prominently crested centres. 'Fiesta Gitana' is one of the most popular dwarf varieties, more compact than the species and earlier to flower (especially if sown in autumn or under glass), with yellow and orange double blooms. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Calendula

Species: officinalis

Cultivar: Fiesta Gitana

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: Mixed

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 30cm

Spread: 23cm

Time to plant seeds: September to May

Plant ¼” below the surface. To start seed indoors, plant  in small pots or a flat; keep evenly moist and at 60-65 degrees. Germination should take place within 5-10 days.