Durango Flame Marigold
Tagetes patula. Setting the highest standard for anemone-type marigolds with strong stems, excellent branching, and extra large, 2-2½”, flowers that bloom early. These bushy, vigorous plants are well suited for hot, dry locations and work well in containers and in masses for bold color in the garden. Grows 10-12” tall x 6-8” wide. Approximately 45 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). May also be direct seeded 2 weeks before last frost. Transplant after last frost into a sunny location.
Will grow well in poor soil. Space African types 12-18 inches apart, and French types 6-8 inches apart. Deadhead regularly.