Calendula ‘Crown Orange’

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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

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