Wordless Wednesday – Pot marigolds with élan!

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I am trying Calendula officinalis ‘Neon’ this year and it is definitely living up to its description as being a ‘glowing orange’. Just look at that burn!

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The flowers are a double form, with the petals edged in a highlighting burgundy.

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Look how pretty they are with a little rain as decoration too!

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I am also growing Calendula officinalis ‘Sunset Buff’ again.

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Its petals are a lovely soft peach colour, with beautifully striated crimson undersides and a cheerful faint yellow glow towards the centre.

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The flowers can vary between double and single forms, but I really love these simpler versions.

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8 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Pot marigolds with élan!

  1. Cathy says:

    Wow, lovely! Especially Sunset Buff. 😃

  2. susurrus says:

    I like the look of Sunset Buff too. It has an unusual form and the pale/dark colour contrast accentuates it, as does the angle you have chosen.

  3. shoreacres says:

    That Sunset Buff is elegant.

  4. pbmgarden says:

    These are both amazing. I do see the burn in that first image. Wow.

  5. Flighty says:

    As I’m sure you’re aware pot marigolds are my favourite flowers, and these are two lovely varieties. I grow both, or similar, on the plot and especially like Sunset Buff. xx

  6. Sharon says:

    very pretty, I like how the top layer of petals curl up

  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Very pretty, I esp. like the ‘Sunset Buff’ … you need sunglasses to look upon ‘Neon!’

  8. Cathy says:

    Gosh, Neon is glorious, but I like Sunset buff too – will consider them myself for next year

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