African Marigold (Tagetes Erecta Kees Orange mix) 75 seeds (#1716)
Popular annual plant for bedding and in groups. This variety - the deepest orange we've seen!
It is long flowering in bowls and containers, balconies, graves, borders.
The plant is well-branched and shows a broad, bushy growth.
The plant is well suited to a mostly sunny position, and fairly well draining soil. Overly fertile soil may cause the plants to become bushy and produce less flowers. They can be planted out when there's no more risk of frosts.
For best growth, marigolds require full sun and well drained, average soil. Regular deadheading will help plants look and flower their best.
Genus - Tagetes
Species - Erecta
Variety - Kees Orange mix
Common name - African Marigold
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 9
Height - 0,60 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Plant type - Annual Flower
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Rich, 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 / mix
Sow in trays, pots, etc of good seed compost in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of +20-+25C.
Sow 3 mm deep.
Sowing time inside: February-April, outside - May-June.
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.