Calendula officinalis Calexis Orange
We continue our review of the Fleuroselect 2019 Gold Medal winners. Each one of these breeding breakthroughs obtained an outstanding score on innovation, beauty and garden performance.
From Dutch breeder Van Hemert & Co comes a dwarf Calendula for commercial growers with beautiful double cactus flowers in a striking orange.
Innovative Flower Shape
With its rolled petals surrounding the contrasting dark brown center, Calexis Orange presents a brand new flower shape in dwarf Calendula. This winner can be grown in winter in Mediterranean climates and as an early spring and summer crop in cooler climates.
Calexis Orange is sturdy, well branched and has an excellent shelf life on the bench. Consumers will love this newcomer because of its innovative flower shape and vivid colour and can pair it with Calexis yellow, the equally new sister variety.