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: The citrus tasting flowers have many uses, try them in salads, sandwiches or seafood dishes too. For more details about edible flowers click here.
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.
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