Butter And Eggs Marigold
Hardy Annual 2-3"plant
A recent favorite from our breeding program, this attractive marigold has soft golden 1-1/2 yellow flowers brushed with burnt orange radiating from the center. Sow 1 seed per inch directly in the garden when danger of frost has passed. For earlier blooms start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost date and transplant when danger of frost has passed. Enrich the soil with compost. Harvesting tips: pick at the peak of bloom.
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Soil Temp. for Germ.: 65-80°F
Days to Germ.: 6-10
Plant Spacing: 12-18"
Days to Maturity: 80-90
Pack weight .420gms ~ 100 seeds
If you grow any flowers at all, marigolds are probably among them, but did you know how many marigold choices you have, from the dwarf single-flowered signets to the bushy midsized French types to the stately 3', late blooming American marigolds? Their sunny Aztec colors range from mahogany through orange, yellow, cream and now even white. A fourth marigold type, the hybrid triploids, are a cross between the American and French marigolds with intermediate size, wider color range then the Americans, and extra-generous blooming habit.
WHEN TO PLANT: Triploid plants are sterile, and seeds for triploids are more expensive and have a lower germination rate then other marigolds, so these types should always be sown under cover, starting in early spring and set out as transplants after frost danger has passed. American marigolds should also be started early because they are so late to bloom. French and signet marigolds may be either direct seeded after frost or grown as transplants.
HOW TO PLANT: Spacing varies from 8-10" for shorter varieties up to 18" for taller kinds.
GROWING CONDITIONS: Marigolds need full sun but not rich soil and they should not be overwatered. They appreciate good drainage.
PURCHASED: 1/2g from Seeds of Change, Feb '09. $2.99
STARTED SEED: Should start this around April 1st
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