These bright marigolds call in pollinators big and small. Flowers with a single row of petals make pollen access easy. Compact plants are tidy and full; beautiful at the front of a bed or tucked between vegetables. Plants grow and flower quickly with continuous blooms from spring until frost. Petals are edible; flowers make a lovely garnish. Fairly drought tolerant once established.
• Botanical Name: Tagetes patula
• Family: Asteraceae
• Native: Mexico
• Hardiness: Annual
• Plant Dimensions: 10"–12" tall
• Variety Information: 2" gold, yellow, red, and bicolor red and yellow single flowers.
• Exposure: Full sun
• Bloom Period: Summer to frost
• Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower, Good for Containers, Rabbit Resistant
• 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 8"
• Thinning: When 1" tall thin to 1 every 8"