French Marigold (Tagetes Patula Disco Mixed) 60 seeds (#2085)
Large open blooms allow easy access to pollen and nectar, attracting bees and butterflies.
Great for patio pots and brightly coloured bedding displays..
For best growth, marigolds require full sun and well drained, rich soil. Regular deadheading will help plants look and flower their best.
Genus - Tagetes
Species - Patula
Variety - Disco Mixed
Common name - French Marigold
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 9
Height - 0,25 m
Spread - 0,25 m
Plant type - Annual flower
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Rich, well drained
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Bowls, containers on balconies, graves and borders.
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Yellow, yellow-dark red, red
Sow in trays, pots, etc of good seed compost in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of +20-25C.
Sowing depth: 3mm.
Sowing Time: March-April.
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.