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Seeds of Calendula officinalis - English marigold

West Sussex, England Eng

Which are the seeds on the head of a dried flower, The outside wider cases and long claw-like are obvious coverings, are all the rest in a crown shape the seeds as some seem smaller than others. I am most grateful if you are able to help me.

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The seeds are the clawlike shapes or crescent shaped bits. They should be a couple of millimetres long and quite hard. i.e. marigold seeds are quite large and 'obvious'. It's perfectly normal for some to be larger than others.

1 Aug, 2009


Bertiefox re: Calendula seeds - Thank you for your quick reply and I am most grateful for the info. I looked at your website - what a wonderful place.

1 Aug, 2009


I love English Marigolds and have them all over the garden. I keep deadheading and save the seeds for the following year.

1 Aug, 2009


Thanks for the nice comments about our place Esmeralda... we were so lucky to find it in 2001. Unfortunately we have rather a lot of weeds (wild flowers!) now. Good luck with your seed saving, it really is the way to go when growing annuals.

3 Aug, 2009

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