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Marigold 'Paprika'

Tagetes tenuifolia, Signet Marigold

Half-hardy Annual

Masses of small red, daisy-like flowers with a golden centre smother Marigold 'Paprika' all summer long. This pretty Signet marigold has a neatmound forming habit with finely cut, citrus scented foliage that smells fabulous as you brush past it. This pretty annual makes a vibrant addition to cottage garden borders, beds and containers for a colourful, long lasting display. Height and spread: 25cm (10").

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
Sowing Months:
March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (300 seeds)

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    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
    • £1.99

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.


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