Crackerjack African Marigold Seeds

Heirloom

#1228
Availability: In Stock
If you want a large, majestic marigold, Crackerjack is a superior blend with a mounding form, consistent height, and sturdy flower stalks. 4" blooms in tangerine orange, rich gold, and lemony yellow will brighten up your flower bed, path edges, and large container plantings. They make radiant, long-lasting cut flowers and are so easy to grow from seed. For a dazzling contrast, plant next to blue or dark purple flowers.
$1.79 750 mg

Botanical Name: Tagetes erecta

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Mexico and South America

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall

Variety Information: 4" blooms in tangerine orange, rich gold, and lemony yellow.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Late spring to frost

Attributes: Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower, Good for Containers, Rabbit Resistant

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–80°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 5–14 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18"

Thinning: When 1" tall thin to 1 every 18"

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Crackerjack African Marigold Seeds Reviews

3 reviews
Disappointing
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 23, 2019
The plants are large but I was under the impression that the flowers would be large as well. They are the same size as the smaller marygolds and are not flowering very profusely.
CAROL NORTHCUTT
Owner Response: Hi Carol, Thanks for your feedback. A little tip that came to mind that may help is that nitrogen-rich soil can favor green growth over flower productions. A phosphorus-rich liquid fertilizer will help these marigolds bloom larger and more profusely. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

Swallowtail Heaven
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Tall, beautiful fern-like foliage in early summer and now an absolute riot of sunny flowers that are visited all day long by swallowtails and other butterflies. Gorgeous!
Cat

Best marigolds!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Aug 28, 2019
I did not know marigolds could get so big! Beautiful plants covered in blooms. I plan to grow them every year now.
Jenna

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