(Tagetes erecta) Annual. Big, bold flowers with double blooms in shades of yellow, gold, deep orange, and tangerine. This mix grows sturdy 30” plants and are early and prolific bloomers. These flowers are so large and pillowy, we often find bumblebees taking a rest on them in the garden!
Edible flowers can be used to garnish salads or desserts, made into tea, or infused in oil for ointments.
Cut flowers are long-lasting and make beautiful bouquets.
|Germination Temperature||Planting Depth||Days to Germination||Plant Spacing||Row Spacing||Sun|
|70-80||1/4"||7-10||8 seeds every 18"||-||Full|
Marigolds are easy to grow from seed, either indoors under lights or outdoors in the garden. Sprinkle seeds and cover with a 1/4 inch layer of soil or potting mix. Sow outside 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, or indoors 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost. When seedlings are 1" tall, thin to 1 every 18".
Marigolds make excellent plants for container growing either by themselves or in combination with other annuals.Water regularly, as containers in the sun tend to dry out quickly.
A fun choice for children. Easy and quick to grow.
Marigolds are not fussy about where they grow provided they have plenty of sunshine.
Marigolds make a great companion plant to many varieties and are given a lot of credit as a pest deterrent. They help keep soil free of bad nematodes and discourage many other insects.
Marigolds are also an edible flower and can be used as a substitute for saffron. Also great in salads as they have a citrus flavor. If you have backyard chickens, they will appreciate the occasional marigold treat and, as an added bonus, it will provide bright yellow yolks to your eggs. Be sure to never use pesticides or other chemicals on any part of any plant that produces blossoms you plan to eat.