Botanical name: Calendula officinalis ‘Fiesta Gitana’
Other names: Marigold ‘Fiesta Gitana’
Variety or cultivar: ‘Fiesta Gitana’ _ ‘Fiesta Gitana’ is an annual, with narrow leaves and double flowers forming a full mound. Flowers in shades of light orange and yellow.
Calendula officinalis ‘Fiesta Gitana’ is: Deciduous
Flower: Yellow, Orange in Summer; Yellow, Orange in Autumn
Foliage: Green in Summer
Habit: Bushy, Cushion or Mound Forming
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Companion planting: The orange flowers of this plant are sometimes hard to place. It looks good with forget-me-nots in early summer, or later in the year with blue hyssop. Otherwise plant with creamy, variegated foliage.
Watch out for
Specific pests: Aphids
Specific diseases: Powdery mildew
Pruning: Cut back after flowering
Propagation methods: Seed
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Pinch out the stem tips to encourage branching
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Calendula officinalis ‘Fiesta Gitana’ (Marigold ‘Fiesta Gitana’) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.
Suggested uses: Add to salads, Cake decoration, City, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Containers
Cultivation: Plant in light, poor, free-draining soil in full sun or partial shade.