Orange Marigold

Tagetes erecta

$4.95

50 seeds
85 days. Orange pops of flowery goodness bring lasting beauty to any garden. Frilly, aromatic blossoms that burst from robust plants attract beneficial creatures and naturally deter pests. The brightly colored, showy flowers make eye-catching and nose-catching bouquets.  Mexicans and Mexican-Americans often place orange marigolds on traditional alters called “ofrendas” to honor late family members during Day of the Dead ceremonies. Grow marigold in containers, garden borders, or any sunny spot you want to beautify. Plants grow to about 16” tall and 10” wide with flowers lasting until first frost. (aka Dark Orange) JDB

Marigolds will flower all summer until the first heavy frost. Can be started indoors 3/25-4/21 or sown directly outdoors after frost (5/20-7/20). Plant seeds ¼” deep, with final spacing 8” apart. 5-10 days until germination at 75°F. Deadheading (removing spent flowers) will encourage new flowers to grow.