These packets are produced in association with Kew Gardens
A dramatic French Marigold in an unusual colour
Loved by pollinating insects
Perfect for beds borders and containers
Height Up to 30cm (12in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)
The Kew Pollinators range of seeds from Thompson and Morgan has been specially created alongside the experts at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to attract and support a wide range of pollinators, including bees, butterflies and beetles, as well as a number of other important pollinating insects. Helping these pollinators to thrive is hugely important for our eco-system as a whole and these seeds, in their striking packaging inspired by artwork from the Kew archives, will help to create the environment which they need to thrive, with varieties chosen to help a wide range of pollinating insects, including some night flowering plants to help moths which also play an important part in our gardens.This vivacious French Marigold creates a dramatic display. The deep red blooms are trimmed with a contrasting gold edge that picks out each and every petal. Marigold ‘Scarlet Sophie’ is an early flowering variety that will keep going all through the summer, with regular deadheading. Ideal for adding rich colour tones to beds, borders and patio pots, where it will attract plenty of pollinating insects to its nectar rich blooms. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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.
1 packet (100 marigold seeds) (KB7569)
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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