Sparky Mix, Marigold Seeds

Marigold

Sparky Mix, Marigold Seeds

Marigold

The Marigold Sparky Mix is a French variety that has medium sized flowers with wavy petals that bloom in a mix of gold, orange, red, yellow or bi-colored. This Marigold grows to be 14 inches tall and are long-blooming. The Sparky Mix is recommended for containers, beds & borders, and the pollinator garden. Also, this mix is useful for control of insect pests in the vegetable garden!
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Product Details

Botanical Name

Tagetes erecta

Seed Type

Seed

Seeds Per Gram

221

Packet

250 seeds

Seeds Per Ounce

6188

Growing Conditions

Containers

Sow Method

Direct Sow,Transplant

Categories

Flowers

Zones

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Components

Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Marigolds

Marigolds are popular, long-lasting and brilliantly colored flowers. Marigolds are commonly grown as annuals, but some varieties are perennials.

Before Planting: Begin Marigolds inside eight weeks before the last frost and place in a warm area. Once seedlings appear, remove the plastic and move to a sunny location.

Planting: Once seedlings have true sets of leaves and after the last frost has passed, transplant outside in a sunny location in a garden bed or container.

Watering: If planted in the ground, only water the Marigolds if dry weather persists for more than two weeks. Water Marigolds daily if they are growing in a container.

Fertilizer: Feed Marigolds with a slow-release 11-40-6 granular fertilizer. Be careful not to overfeed the Marigolds, as too much fertilizer will increase leaf production and decrease bloom production.

Days to Maturity: Marigolds take around 45-50 days to flower.

Harvesting: Harvest Marigolds for cut flowers in the early morning when the blooms are just beginning to open. Set the freshly cut stems in a vase with warm water.

Tips: Encourage more growth by deadheading the spent blooms.

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