Lady Godiva™ Yellow Marigold

Calendula 'kercaldiyell'

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Lady Godiva Yellow Marigold (Calendula 'kercaldiyell') at Sargent's Nursery

Lady Godiva™ Yellow Marigold flowers

Lady Godiva™ Yellow Marigold flowers

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Plant Height:  12 inches

Flower Height:  16 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  English Marigold

Brand:  Proven Winners


a bushy, mounded variety that features fully doubled golden yellow flowers that bloom continuously throughout the season; low maintenance with great heat tolerance, perfect for borders, beds and containers; beautiful addition to dried flower arrangements

Ornamental Features

Lady Godiva™ Yellow Marigold features showy fragrant yellow daisy flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid fall. Its narrow leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Lady Godiva™ Yellow Marigold 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, and may require the occasional pruning to look its best. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Lady Godiva™ Yellow Marigold is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Lady Godiva™ Yellow Marigold will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 16 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 16 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. 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. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Lady Godiva™ Yellow 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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features