African Marigold Seeds – Mandarin
Most African Marigolds need no introduction, their large flowers on tall, sturdy stems usually sell themselves! Perfect for cutting, in some regions African Marigolds are commonly associated with Dia De Los Muertos celebrations, in others, they are appreciated simply as a lively pop of color in any garden design or cut flower arrangement. Mandarin offers extra large, double flowered stems in a cheerful, bold orange hue.
Name:African Marigold Seeds – Mandarin
Botanical Name:Tagetes erecta
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Plant Type:Tall fern-like stems with large, bright orange flowers
Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Cut Flower Garden, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Container Garden
Plant Height:Up to 20 inches
Plant Spacing:12 inches
Planting Depth:1/16 inch
Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
How to Plant Mandarin Marigolds
When to Plant Marigold Seeds
Direct sow Marigold seeds after all threat of frost has passed – it’s recommended that you wait approximately 1-2 weeks after the final frost date. Marigolds can also be sown indoors approximately 50-60 days before your final frost.
Where to Plant Marigold Seeds
Marigolds are tolerant of most types of soil, and enjoy warm, Full Sun conditions. Marigolds do best in rich, well draining soil that remains moist, though once established can be somewhat drought tolerant as well. If planted in cool, or moist locations, Marigolds are susceptible to powdery mildew.
How to Plant Marigold Seeds
Sow Marigold seeds directly onto the surface of the soil and firmly compress. Don’t cover your seeds, as Marigolds require sunlight in order to germinate.
How to Care for Marigolds
Once planted, Marigolds require very little by way of care. Typically, you only need to water manually if the soil has gotten dry or dusty to the touch, or if it’s been more than 2 weeks since any sort of natural rainfall. You can increase your blooms significantly by deadheading your spent blooms. Dried, spent blooms can be stored in a dry, cool location that gets minimal exposure to sunlight, and if planted, the seeds in the seed heads can produce additional marigolds the following year.
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