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Marigolds: How to Planting & Caring for Marigold Flowers


Marigolds are one of the an annual flower which blooms so beautifully throughout the entire year that they’re the mainstay of all gardeners.

Description American marigolds (T. Erecta) are taller plants, reaching to up to 36 inches tall however breeding has resulted in smaller heights. They feature huge fully double flowers in gold, yellow, and orange. French marigolds (T. patula) are larger and more compact, with smaller flowers. Triploids, which are a cross between French marigolds and American marigolds, look like French marigolds, but with larger flowers.

How to cultivate: Marigold grow best in full sunshine with well-drained, moist soil, although they can take drier conditions. Plant them outside when the danger of frost is gone. The space should be French marigolds six to ten inches apart. Americans 10 – 18-inch between them.

Spread: Plants can be planted in the soil following the risk of frost or four weeks before indoors. Seeds sprout in 5 to 7 days between 65 and 75°F.

Utilizes Get taller toward the back or center of borders and beds, or as pockets of planting in full sunshine or in containers.

Scientific name: Tagetes patula, Tagetes erecta

Marigold flowers

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