MARIGOLD Red Cherry - TAGETES patula250g


SKU: F 316-250g
Stock: In Stock

Family: Asteraceae
Characteristics: Annual 15-30 cm

Seed per packet: Approx. 150
Seed per gram: Approx. 380

$95.68 AUD Excl. GST

French Marigold ‘Red Cherry’ produce velvet-textured, brightly coloured medium-sized blooms with deep red and golden yellow petals.
The compact dwarf plants grow to just 30 cm and are long-blooming.
Recommended for containers, beds & borders, and the pollinator garden. Also useful for the control of insect pests in the vegetable garden,
The essential oil from Tagetes patula is used in perfumery.

TAGETES patulais native to the highlands of central Mexico despite being often referred to as French marigold.

Adaptable to most garden soils in an open sunny position.

Grow notes:

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 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 more vigorous plants.

The optimal time to plant marigolds in Australia is spring or early summer. This will allow ample time for the plants to establish their roots before the scorching summer sun arrives.
As marigolds are not frost-resistant, it is crucial to wait until the risk of frost has passed before planting them outdoors.

Tropical: Autumn, Winter and Spring
Temperate: Spring, Summer, and Autumn
Cold: Spring and Summer

  • Sow 5-6mm deep directly in the growing position
  • If sowing in trays or containers, transplant when large enough to handle.
  • For mass planting, scatter the seed and rake over just enough to cover the seed. 

Germination: 7-10 days at 24-28°C

*Please note:

  • Please do not be too hasty to discard seeds that do not germinate; seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural germination requirements.
  • As with all seeds, they must have adequate water to keep them moist but not too wet.
  • These growth notes are provided as guidance only and do not guarantee successful germination.

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