Marigold Seeds - Naughty Marietta


Tagetes patula

A French marigold variety. Bright yellow blooms with streaked mahogany centers. Plants have varying heights between 12" to 18" which creates an informal look in gardens. Summer to fall blooming. Full sun. Annual.
How to Grow
  • Planting Information
  • Growing Information
Average Seed / ozSeed / 100' RowAverage Yield / 100' RowDays to Harvest
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
10-18"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.




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.