Pineapple Crush marigold produces ruffled, bright-yellow, 9 cm pompons on dwarf, bushy, 18-20 cm plants.
A bright and familiar garden annual, American marigold is native throughout Mexico and Central America. The dark green ferny foliage has a distinctive aromatic smell. Plants will continue to bloom while temperatures are warm and favorable. The removal of spent flowers will ensure continued blooming.
Most marigolds grow best in full sun and well drained moderately fertile soil. They are heat tolerant and can withstand periods of drought. These common bedding plants also look great in containers. As an added benefit, research suggests that marigold roots emit a substance that deters root nematodes, so these make fine companion plants for nematode-susceptible vegetables.
Information source: http://www.learn2grow.com/plants/tagetes-erecta-pineapple-crush-crush-series/
Genus - Tagetes
Species - Erecta
Variety - Pineapple Crush
Common name - Dwarf African Marigold
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 9
Height - 0,18 - 0,20 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Plant type - Annual Flower
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, Cutflower, Edging, Mixed Border
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Dark Green / Yellow
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.
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