African Marigold Seeds - Smiles

African Marigold Seeds - Smiles

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $13.69 ($13.69/ounce)
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  • Fall-blooming plants bring cheer right as the garden begins to fade
  • Annual; This marigold is sure to make you smile!
  • Low maintenance and easy to grow
  • Late season bloomer; Prefers full sun exposure
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Color Yellow
Growth Habit Clumping, Upright
Plant Height Up to 36 inches
Bloom Season Summer through Fall

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Edible, Fragrant
Use Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Poor Soil Tolerant
Plant Resistance Deer, Rabbit

About African Marigold Seeds - Smiles

Tagetes erecta

Seed Type Heirloom Seed

African Marigold Seeds - Smiles

Native to the warm climates of South and Central America (not Africa, believe it or not) Smiles Marigolds grow tall with large, bright yellow flowers, blooming in summer and fall. Marigolds are a common cultural symbol in Mexico, and are often included in Dia de los Muertos celebrations in the fall, when these blooms are at their peak!

Planting Information

Planting African Marigold Seeds - Smiles

Planting Season Spring
Seed Prep Requires Light
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/16 inch
Plant Spacing 12 inches
Plant Height Up to 36 inches
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
View our Marigold Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 111 Up to 80 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 10,500 Up to 625 Sq. Ft

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