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Characteristics: Annual 20-30 cm
Seeds per packet: 50
A marigold with fantastic colours and unusual flower form; Sparky blooms on 20-30 cm stems in vivid shades of yellow and orange. The petals, unlike those of most marigolds, are wide and wavy.
Sparky is ideal for fronting borders, spectacular planted en masse, and easy to grow in pots or planters for colour accents on the patio or porch.
Adaptable to most garden soils in an open sunny position.
Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Spring, Summer and Autumn
Cold: Spring and Summer
Sow: Sow 5-6mm deep.
Sow direct or in trays of a quality seed raising mix and transplant when when 6cm tall.
Germination: 10-14 days
Plant space: 30cm
Flowering: 12 weeks
Remove spent flowers to encourage dense growth and new flowers.
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.