Marigold, Giant Orange ORGANIC

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49 in stock

This annual is open-pollinated with flowers from yellow to orange. A wonderful border plant for gardens as it attracts beneficial insects and deters garden pests. Deadhead spent flowers to prolong the bloom season.

49 in stock

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Description

Marigold, Giant Orange

Tagetes erecta

These marigold seeds were originally given to us by our friends at the Bancroft Center for Sustainability.  These marigolds are special because they have very large flower heads that are perfect for making decorations for Dia De Los Muertos.

Marigolds have wide cultural importance from Nepal to Mexico.  In Latino culture, the marigold is the flower of the dead and often used to make garlands and other traditional decorations for Dia de Los Muertos.  In the garden, the marigold has many uses and benefits. The wonderfully bright orange and yellow flowers are often used as border plants and attract beneficial insects. It can also help deter aphids.  Deadhead spent flowers to prolong the bloom season.

It is also a great companion flower. Plant near the base of tomatoes or other fruiting plants for protection against aphids.

How to plant:  Plant marigold seeds directly into the ground or into 6 pack cells of seed starting soil. Plant seeds about 1/8″ deep and cover with finely sifted soil. Water thoroughly.  Thin to about 10″ apart once they are 4-5″ tall. Marigolds benefit from deadheading spent flowers. This will prolong the blooming season. Cut flowers early in the morning for the longest blooms.

Flowers: good cut & border flower. Blooms summer to fall 

Attracts: Attracts bees and butterflies, repels aphids

Soil: Requires well-draining, moderately fertile soil

Planting Depth: 1/4″
Days to Germination: 7-14+
Days to Maturity: 34-45+
Height at Maturity: 3’-4’
Lighting Requirements: Full Sun
Spacing: 1′-2′

 

 

 

 

 

 

Package weight: .5 gram

Additional information

Weight 0.00 g
Dimensions 5.00 × 5.00 × 1.00 in

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