Calendula ‘Crown Orange’
Calendulas are cottage garden favourites and this robust newcomer creates a sea of orange – a real wow factor when planted en masse. A sun-loving, hardy annual, it was bred by Thompson & Morgan and remains exclusive to the firm, which also recommends the variety for growing in patio pots. ‘Crown Orange’ holds a novelty award from plant-testing organisation Fleuroselect, proving it has excelled in trials. Plants reach a height of up to 60cm (2ft) and spread of 20cm (8in). Price: £2.49 for 50 seeds; www.thompson-morgan.com or 0844 573 1818.
T his c re sted calendula ma k e s a g reat patio container plant