Tagetes erecta. A white marigold! Buttercream produces an abundance of 3" flowers on a robust, upright 12-18" tall plant. Long-lasting creamy white flowers provide a unique colour contrast in both the garden and cut-flower arrangements. Approx. 20 seeds/pkg.
Very easy to grow. Start inside 6-8 weeks before last frost. Start African types earlier than French types. Cover seed with 1⁄4 inches of soil and provide an average soil warmth (75 degrees F). Transplant after last frost into a sunny location. May also be direct seeded 2 weeks before last frost.
Will grow well in poor soil. Space African types 12-18 inches apart, and French types 6-8 inches apart. Deadhead regularly.