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Marigold 'Kushi Mix'Tagetes erectaAfrican Marigold

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.


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Named after the Hindi word for ‘Joy’ and the first Indian Marigold available for purchase in the UK

Inspired by the gorgeous garlands of Indian weddings and special occasions

Enjoy the sunshine blooms from July to September


Height Up to 75cm (30in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)

Half-hardy Annual

patiocut flower garden

full sun

Sowing Months Flowering Months

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Marigold ‘Kushi’ Mix is named after the Hindi word for ‘Joy’ and is the first Indian Marigold available for purchase in the UK. This colour mix or yellow to orange blooms is inspired by the gorgeous garlands of African Marigold flower heads created for Indian weddings and special occasions. The sunshine blooms of these Targetes will brighten your summer borders and patio pots from July to September – plus their longer stems make them ideal for cut flowers. Why not create your own 'Kushi' Marigold flower garlands to dress your outside spaces for summer gatherings? Height 60cm (24"). Spread 40cm (16").

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1 packet (20 seeds) (KB9805)


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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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.

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