It took 21 years and thousands of dollars to develop a white marigold that made its debut in 1975. By growing 'Kilimanjaro White', you become a part of the horticultural history and determination that led this seed to your very garden. An awe-inspiring color in the world of marigolds, these 2½" vanilla-white blossoms make a fabulous contrast in any garden and cut-flower arrangement. They have a lovely, sweet scent; different from other marigolds. Marigolds attract butterflies and are fairly drought tolerant.
• Botanical Name: Tagetes erecta
• Family: Asteraceae
• Native: Mexico and South America
• Hardiness: Annual
• Plant Dimensions: 18" tall
• Variety Information: 2"–3" creamy white blooms
• Exposure: Full Sun
• Bloom Period: Blooms summer to frost, although may take a break in extreme heat.
• Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower, Good for Containers
• When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–80°F.
• When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.
• Days to Emerge: 5–14 Days
• Seed Depth: ¼"
• Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 9"–12"
• Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 9"–12"