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Marigold, Snowball Hybrid
This is the whitest, most free-flowering white marigold ever.
This is without a doubt a plant that must be grown in your garden. Incredibly free flowering, you will have ample blossoms to brighten the garden as well as grace fresh arrangements. Strong stemmed upright plants grow to 24" tall and proudly display full 3" globes of the whitest marigold we have ever grown. Try them with warm colored zinnias, salvias or celosias. Can be sown directly in the garden after all chance of frost, or start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost for earlier blooming. Grow in full sun and space plants 12-14" apart in the garden. GARDEN TIP: Remove spent blooms and fertilize regularly to promote fuller, more robust blooms.
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.