Signet Marigold (Tagetes tenuifolia Paprika) 100 seeds (#2226)
Annual plant 20-30 cm high. Beautiful flowers - yellow-red.
It blooms profusely and evenly from July to frost. Perfect for rebates, borders, flower beds and containers. It succeeds in any garden soil.
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.
Approximately 100 seeds in 0,5g packet.
Genus - Tagetes
Species - tenuifolia
Variety - Paprika
Common name - Signet Marigold
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 9
Height - 0,20 - 0,30 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 - July - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / dark red withorange/yellow centers
Sow in trays or pots of good seed compost in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of +20-+25C.
Sow 3 mm deep.
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.