Tagetes erecta. An African-type with extra large, fully double blooms in four shades from pale yellow to deep orange. Sturdy plants reach a height of 24-30 inches. The African is the tallest of the Marigolds. A cheerful plant suitable for beds or mass plantings. Seed is best started indoors 6-8 weeks prior to last frost date in your zone. Approx. 150 seeds/pkg; 350/gram.
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.