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The tallest African marigold ever—and by far the most fiery orange.
This astonishingly fast grower makes bushy plants almost 4' tall. Very prolific too, producing a huge display of brilliant 3" fluffy double flowers that glow deep orange like embers. A superior marigold to use as an annual hedge. Or set out big drifts in the back of beds, paired with tall blue ageratum or deep purple plants like iresine, amaranth or celosia. Grows best in full sun.
Sow in average soil in full sun after danger of frost. In frost free areas, Sow from fall
to early spring. Sow seeds about 6" apart and cover with 1/4" of fine soil. Firm lightly and
keep evenly moist.
How to Grow Marigolds
Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days. Thin to stand 9-12" apart when seedlings are 1" high. Marigolds
are drought-tolerant and easy to grow. Deadhead marigolds to keep them flowering from late
spring until frost. Watering during dry spells will improve flowering--although it will produce
lots of succulent leaves. In the deep South, a spot that receives shade during the afternoon
helps protect plants from excessive heat. Marigolds are frequently planted among vegetable
crops to prevent infections and diseases.
Add marigolds to sunny beds and borders. Plant marigolds with both sun-loving annuals and
perennials in your garden. Marigolds combine well with lavenders, salvias or sages, cosmos,
daylilies, coreopsis, and nasturtium.