African Marigold (Tagetes Erecta Fantastic orange) 60 seeds (#2246)
Decorative annual plant, 65-100 cm high, with large orange flowers with slightly twisted petals. It blooms from early summer until the first frost.
Good for flower beds, borders, containers and pots.
For best growth, marigolds require full sun and well drained, average soil. Regular deadheading will help plants look and flower their best. French marigolds are great for mixed plantings and containers. As an added benefit, research suggests that marigold roots emit a substance that deters root nematodes, so they make fine companion plants for nematode-susceptible vegetables.
Approximately 60 seeds in 0.5g packet.
Genus - Tagetes
Species - Erecta
Variety - Fantastic orange
Common name - African Marigold
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 9
Height - 0,65 - 1 m
Spread - 0,40 m
Plant type - Annual
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Medium rich, poor, well drained
Water requirements - Drought tolerant, average water
Landscape uses - Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Mixed Border
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Dark Green / Orange
Sow in trays, pots, etc of good seed compost in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of +18-+22C.
Sow 3mm deep.
Sowing Time inside: March-April, outside - May.
Germination usually takes 7-21 days.
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle.
Harden off and plant out when all risk of frost has passed 30cm apart in full sun or part shade.