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Marigolds

Many a gardener discovered their obsession at an early age with a packet of humble marigold seeds. These old-fashioned flowers are oh-so-easy to grow and add reliable color to gardens of every size and style. Rediscover their care-free, aromatic charm, with the added bonus that their flowers are edible! Direct-sow the seed after the last spring frost date, or start indoors 4 to 6 weeks before. A good cutting flower, Marigolds are also lovely in containers and window boxes. Annual. Summer to fall flowering.

Average seed life: 1 to 2 years.

Check out our Signet Marigolds, too.

The Hero French-Crested Marigold Mixture

Tagetes patula. Our easy-to-grow, upright and uniform mixture has darling double, crested flowers in tones of yellow, orange, red, gold and bicolors that will flourish until the first fall frost. Height: 24” to 30”.

One packet of about 75 seeds
Catalog #8160
$3.75
  • Buy 10 for $3.40 each and save 10%
  • Buy 50 for $2.80 each and save 26%

Availability: In stock

$3.75

Gardening Tips

Marigold Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
:1/4”
Seed Spacing:2”-3”
Plant Spacing:8”-12”
Days to Germination:5-7 days
Germination Temperature:70°-80°F

Tagetes. Easy to grow in full sunlight, Marigolds can be direct-sown into the garden in well-draining, loamy soil after the last frost date. Plant 1⁄4" deep and keep well-watered until the seedlings emerge, about 7 days after sowing. Or, start indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost date by sowing the seeds in a good seedstarting medium. Provide even moisture, strong light and good ventilation until the plants are large enough to handle. Prior to transplanting, acclimate the seedlings by gradually exposing them to outside conditions over 1 to 2 weeks. Thin or transplant seedlings 8" to 12" apart in the garden. Water moderately. A good cutting and edible flower, Marigolds are also good in containers or window boxes. Summer/fall flowering.

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