Tagetes patula. This first "true red" marigold was illuminating from the first bloom to the last, with colour changing under different weather conditions. Tons of fiery-bronze flowers one day to a dark golden-ember the next as the flowers mature. The plants are uniform and great for containers as they grow 10-12" high. This colour-changing marigold will keep you and your neighbors guessing. The French marigold is a compact, bushier plant and provides colourful edging to flower beds and walkways. Approx. 50 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.