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Marigold Seed - Lemon Gem

$2.95

Tagetes tenuifolia

Charming little 1" five petaled flowers dot low growing brushy plants. Excellent for borders or containers as well as bite-sized edible flowers. Plants grow 8-10" high. Direct seed in full sun after danger of frost. Annual.

Planting Information


 

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"830
Mature SpacingDays to SproutProduction CycleSeed Viability
8-10"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.