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MARIGOLD Crackerjack - TAGETES erecta 100g

Stock: Available

SKU Code: F 69-100g


Family: Asteraceae
Characteristics: Annual to 90 cm

Seed per packet: Approx. 100
Seed per gram: Approx. 300

African Marigold ‘Crackerjack’ is an old-fashioned heirloom cultivar with large, showy, carnation-like flowers in shades of gold, orange and yellow deep orange double flowers that grows to 90 cm tall. A very early and free-flowering variety.
Blooms over a long season from late spring to late autumn.

Marigolds have edible petals that can be added to salads for a sweet or savoury flavour.

Recommended for beds & borders, cut flowers or mass plantings.
Also useful as a companion plant to control insect pests in the vegetable garden.

The flowers are used for natural dyes in food and fabrics.

Tagetes erecta is native to Mexico despite being often referred to as African marigold. The Aztecs gathered the wild plant as well as cultivated it for medicinal, ceremonial and decorative purposes.

Adaptable to most garden soils in an open sunny position.

Grow notes:

Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Late Winter to Early Summer
Cold: Spring

Sow: Sow 5-6mm deep.
For best results sow in trays of a quality seed-raising mix and transplant when 6cm tall.
Germination: 10-14 days
Plant space: 30cm
Flowering: 12-14 weeks

Remove spent flowers to encourage dense growth and new flowers.
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for more vigorous plants.

Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Spring, Summer, and Autumn
Cold: Spring and Summer

Sow 5-6mm deep directly in the growing position.
Germination: 10-14 days

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