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African Marigold Seeds - Mandarin Tagetes erecta

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Packet $3.95
1 Ounce $14.95
1/4 Pound $38.95 35% Notify Me
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  • Annual; Wonderful color and fragrance
  • Large orange blooms, great for cutting
  • Prefers Full Sun Exposure

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African Marigold Seeds - Mandarin

Most African Marigolds need no introduction, their large flowers on tall, sturdy stems usually sell themselves! Perfect for cutting, in some regions African Marigolds are commonly associated with Dia De Los Muertos celebrations, in others, they are appreciated simply as a lively pop of color in any garden design or cut flower arrangement. Mandarin offers extra large, double flowered stems in a cheerful, bold orange hue.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:African Marigold Seeds - Mandarin
    Botanical Name:Tagetes erecta
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Plant Type:Tall fern-like stems with large, bright orange flowers
    Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Cut Flower Garden, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Container Garden
    Color:Orange
    Blooms:Summer
    Plant Height:Up to 20 inches
    Plant Spacing:12 inches
    Planting Depth:1/16 inch
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Mandarin Marigolds

    When to Plant Marigold Seeds

    Direct sow Marigold seeds after all threat of frost has passed - it's recommended that you wait approximately 1-2 weeks after the final frost date. Marigolds can also be sown indoors approximately 50-60 days before your final frost.

    Where to Plant Marigold Seeds

    Marigolds are tolerant of most types of soil, and enjoy warm, Full Sun conditions. Marigolds do best in rich, well draining soil that remains moist, though once established can be somewhat drought tolerant as well. If planted in cool, or moist locations, Marigolds are susceptible to powdery mildew.

    How to Plant Marigold Seeds

    Sow Marigold seeds directly onto the surface of the soil and firmly compress. Don't cover your seeds, as Marigolds require sunlight in order to germinate.

    How to Care for Marigolds

    Once planted, Marigolds require very little by way of care. Typically, you only need to water manually if the soil has gotten dry or dusty to the touch, or if it's been more than 2 weeks since any sort of natural rainfall. You can increase your blooms significantly by deadheading your spent blooms. Dried, spent blooms can be stored in a dry, cool location that gets minimal exposure to sunlight, and if planted, the seeds in the seed heads can produce additional marigolds the following year.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
      
    PacketUp to 80 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

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