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Marigold 'Pots of Gold'

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

Half-hardy Annual

  • New in 2014
  • World exclusive

An exclusive blend of French marigolds, including three fiery colours - golden, striped and a fabulous vibrant red. Bushy plants produce masses of single flowers atop tall sturdy stems which have a uniform height, making them perfect for cutting. Attractive to bees and butterflies, Marigold 'Pots of Gold' makes an eye-catching addition to the middle of beds, borders and containers for a colourful and long-lasting summer display. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

Culinary note: French Marigold flowers are edible.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
patio
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September, October
Sowing Months:
March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
    • £0.99

Sow marigold seed in spring on the surface of a good seed compost and gently firm down. Lightly cover the seed with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place the seed tray in a propagator at a temperature of 21-25C (70-77F) or seal it inside a polythene bag. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged and not exclude light as this aids germination which usually takes 7-21 days.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When growing marigolds, pinch out the growing tip of each stem to encourage branching and form a bushier plant which will produce more flowers later on. When marigold plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Transplant outdoors in any well drained soil in full sun, at a distance of 30cm (12") apart.

Feed and water marigold plants regularly, particularly during hot, dry periods. Regular deadheading of marigold flowers will encourage further blooms to be produced throughout the summer. Culinary note: Marigold flowers have a mild citrus flavour. Use them in sandwiches, salads, fish dishes and hot desserts.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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