Marigold Seeds - Crackerjack

$2.95

Tagetes erecta

Tall fern-like leaves produce cheery yellow heavily ruffled flowers. 2-3' plants with 4" diameter blooms. Summer to fall blooming. Pungent aroma repels harmful insects. Direct seed or transplant after danger of frost has passed. Full sun. Annual.
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Average Seed / ozSeed / 100' RowAverage Yield / 100' RowDays to Harvest
8500n/an/a75-90
Planting SeasonIdeal Soil TempSunFrost Tolerance
After Last Frost70-80°FFull SunFrost Sensitive
Sowing MethodSeed DepthDirect Seed SpacingSeeds Per Packet
Direct Seed1/4"3-6"140
Mature SpacingDays to SproutProduction CycleSeed Viability
12-18"5-10Annual2-3 years

Site Selection

 

Marigolds are frost sensitive annuals that prefer full sun and tolerate a wide variety of soils, including nutrient poor soils.

 

Cultivation

 

Direct sow outdoors in spring once the danger of frost has passed. Seed can also be started indoors 4-5 weeks before the last frost and transplanted outdoors after the last frost date. Sow seeds 1/2" deep and 3-4" apart. Seeds will sprout in 15-20 days. Thin seedlings so that mature plants are 18-24" apart.