Phyllis is also known as 'Mum Yellow' for its chrysanthemum-like 3" flower made up of hundreds of thin, bright yellow petals. Long stems are great for cut-flower bouquets and arrangements. Fairly drought tolerant; deer and rabbit resistant.
• Botanical Name: Tagetes erecta
• Family: Asteraceae
• Native: Mexico and South America
• Hardiness: Annual
• Plant Dimensions: 24" tall, 12" wide
• Variety Information: 3" bright yellow, fully double flowers with thin petals
• Exposure: Full sun
• Bloom Period: Summer to frost
• Attributes: Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Fairly 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 10"–12"
• Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 10"–12"
• Special Instructions: Once seedlings have 4-5 sets of leaves, cut seedlings back to just above the 3rd or 4th set of leaves to promote branching. Deadheading (removing spent blossoms), just above the next lower branch regularly also promotes branching and more blooms, but will reduce or eliminate reseeding.