Easy to grow, bushy clumps of fine leaves covered in masses of beautiful, simple, golden flowers throughout the summer.
Wonderful in beds, borders and containers.
It is an excellent addition to the landscape as bedding or edging plants at the front of the border or in containers on the deck, patio.
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. 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.
Genus - Tagetes
Species - tenuifolia
Variety - Golden Gem
Common name - Golden Marigold
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 9
Height - 0.25 m
Spread - 0.25 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 / Golden
Sow from February to April in trays or pots of good seed compost in a propagator 5 mm deep.
Sow 5 mm deep. Keep moist at +15-+20C.
Germination in 14-21 days.
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