DESCRIPTION: A bushy, mounded dwarf variety producing shades of bright yellow and orange double flowers that are long blooming; perfect for mixed borders or containers BOTANICAL NAME: Calendula officinalis 'Bon Bon...
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DESCRIPTION: A bushy, mounded dwarf variety producing shades of bright yellow and orange double flowers that are long blooming; perfect for mixed borders or containers

BOTANICAL NAME: Calendula officinalis 'Bon Bon Yellow'
OTHER NAMES: English Marigold
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 30 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD:  30 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Orange and yellow
FLOWERING TIME: Early spring to fall
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies, Bee Friendly

Ornamental Features

Bon Bon Yellow Pot Marigold features showy fragrant yellow daisy flowers with brown eyes at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid fall. Its oval leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. 

Landscape Attributes

Bon Bon Mix Calendula is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Bon Bon Mix Calendula is recommended for the following landscape application:

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Bon Bon Mix Calendula will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. 

Bon Bon Yellow Pot Marigold is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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