Big Duck Orange Marigold
Tagetes erecta. This new series is a cute and charming AAS Winner. These semi-dwarf marigolds have showy, ruffled flowers that fill its canopy with 7-8 cm blooms. Very bright colours. Spectacular by themselves in a pot or grouped in a bed or landscape. Extremely heat tolerant. 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. Height 13-15". 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.