Calendula stellata Cav.

Frost tender annual with erect stems, usually much branched, sharply-toothed, lance-shaped leaves, to 14cm, and golden yellow to orange flowers, tipped with purple, and with violet-purple to black disc florets.  To 50cm.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1796.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [H.37/1843].


Calendula stellata Lowe ex DC. (1838) = Calendula maderensis DC., synonym Calendula suffruticosa Vahl subsp. maderensis (DC.) Govaerts

Published Sep 14, 2009 - 05:32 PM | Last updated Jul 14, 2010 - 04:11 PM

More details about Calendula stellata Cav.
Family Asteraceae
Region of origin

Sicily and North Africa

  • Calendula algeriensis Boiss. & Reut.
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Calendula stellata

Confidence level high