Scientific Name : Tagetes patula
Common Name : Heat-Tolerant Extra-Dwarf Crested French Marigold
Blooming Season : Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Spacing : 6 – 7″ (15 – 18cm)
Height : 6 – 7″ (15 – 18cm)
Width : 6 – 8″ (15 – 20cm)
Exposure : Sun
Grower Information :
Seed supplied as: Coated, De-tailed.
Plug crop time: 3 weeks
Transplant to finish: 3 to 4 weeks
- Extend the marigold season with the first French marigold series bred to bloom all Summer long, even in the highest temperatures and humidity – “developed in the heat for the heat.”
- Includes all the key colours, perfectly genetically matched.
- Stays compact and keeps on flowering without stretching or falling over.
- Produces 1.75 to 2-in./4.5 to 5-cm blooms.
- Ideal for pack programs and landscape
Start with a tray or pot filled with damp soilless potting mix. Sprinkle the marigold seeds over the potting mix. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of vermiculite. Cover the pot or tray with plastic wrap and place the tray in a warm spot. The top of the refrigerator works well. Marigold seeds do not need any light to germinate, so you don’t need to provide light yet. The next step for growing marigolds from seed is to check the planted marigold seeds daily for germination. Typically, marigolds will take three to four days to germinate, but may take a few days longer if the location is cooler. Once the marigold seedlings appear, remove the plastic wrap and move the tray to a location where the seedlings will get at least five hours or more of light each day. The light can be from an artificial source. As the seedlings grow, keep the potting mix damp by watering from below. This will help to prevent damping off. Once the seedlings have two sets of true leaves, they can be transplanted to their own pots where they can grow indoors under light until after the last frost has passed.