Single Packet of 500 Seeds
Grow a garden filled with Dainty Marietta Marigold flowers, from freshly harvested Tagetes patula flower seeds. Dainty Marietta will produce stunning yellow petaled flowers that are accented with small orange-red blotches near it's centers. Each flower is about 2 inches in diameter, standing atop attractive green foliage. The plants themselves will grow to a mature height of roughly 10 to 12 inches tall, and don't require much maintenance once established. Butterflies and other beneficial insects will easily make their way to the pretty flowers, which bloom through the summer months.
Categorized as an annual flowering plant, Dainty Marietta Marigold will grow quickly from freshly harvested seeds. The plants bloom through the summer months and then later die with the first killing frost. Seeds are easily collected from spent blooms at the end of the Autumn season. You can also expect the plants to regrow the following season if the seeds drop to the bare ground beneath.
As explained above, Dainty Marietta Marigold is perfect for attracting beneficial insects to the garden. They can be used in insectaries and butterfly gardens, and can also be mixed with a number of other colorful varieties of wildflowers. Grow Dainty Marietta Marigold flowers directly in the garden, in flower beds, along borders, such as fences, walkways and driveways, or even in a naturalized setting as well. Sow by the masses for a sea of yellow blooms. Deadhead for extended blooms.
- Type: Flower
- Color: Yellow
- Height: 10" to 12" Tall
- Width: 6" to 10" Spread
- Season: Annual
- Zones: All
- Environment: Full Sun
Sowing The Seed
Marigold seeds are best started indoors, in a controlled environment for the best success rate. Sow in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost, at a depth of 1/16" under topsoil. Do not bury the seeds as they will need a bit of direct sunlight to properly germinate. Transplant entire pots into the garden, or direct sow when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed.
Marigold plants thrive in an area of full sunlight, with temperatures of around 70F or higher. They prefer a dry climate and don't require much moisture. The soil can be average, but should be well drained as well. To increase drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to areas containing hard, compact soil. Water the seeds daily with a spray bottle or mist setting until germination has occurred.
Germination & Growth
Marigold seeds typically take about 7 to 14 days to germinate if the proper conditions are met. The plants will grow to a mature height of roughly 12 to 18 inches tall and can be spaced about 8 to 12 inches apart from one another. The medium, 2 inch blooms are yellow and are accented with orange-red blotches near the centers. This variety will attract an array of beneficial insects to the garden, such as butterflies, bumblebees, honeybees & hummingbirds as well. Excellent cut flowers for fresh floral arrangements and bouquets.