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Marigold (French) 'Strawberry Blonde'

Tagetes patula, French Marigold

Half-hardy Annual

  • Enjoy a Marigold almost PINK in colour!
  • Unique colour introduction
  • Pink russet tones bring an old garden favourite right up to date
  • Plug plant favourite now available in seed form
Your eyes aren't deceiving you! A breeding break through has created a French Marigold with flowers in totally unique russet tones; bringing pink shades to the marigold colour palette for the very first time. These bushy, vigorous, free-flowering French marigold plants are set to be this year's must-have bedding plant. Marigold ‘Strawberry Blonde' has high weather tolerance ensuring a long season of colour in beds, border and containers. Great as a ‘mixer' but it truly comes into its own when planted en masse in drifts or blocks. Height: and Spread: 25cm (10in).

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.

Ideal For:
patio, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September, October
Sowing Months:
March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (20 marigold seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £2.99
p>Start off in a seed tray indoors and plant out in borders. Fill a seed tray with good, free-draining, damp, seed compost. Sow seed on the surface of the compost and cover with a very fine sprinkling of dry vermiculite or finely sieved compost. Place the seed and tray in a propagator or seal inside a polythene bag and keep at around 21-25C (70-75F) until the seeds germinate. This will take about 7-21 days. Don't exclude light as this helps germination.

When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them individually into 7.5cm (3") pots or multi-cell trays. Before planting out, acclimatise the plants to cooler conditions by putting them outside for a few hours a day for a few weeks. Plant out when all risk of frost has gone about 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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