Kilimanjaro White African Marigold Seeds

4.0588235294118 out of 5 stars
(17 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
It took 21 years and thousands of dollars to develop a white marigold that made its debut in 1975. By growing 'Kilimanjaro White', you become a part of the horticultural history and determination that led this seed to your very garden. An awe-inspiring color in the world of marigolds, these 2½" vanilla-white blossoms make a fabulous contrast in any garden and cut-flower arrangement. They have a lovely, sweet scent; different from other marigolds. Edible petals with a slightly bitter, citrusy/spice flavor make a pretty garnish on rice, salads, or desserts. Marigolds attract butterflies and are fairly drought tolerant.
$2.69 200 mg (~48 seeds)

Botanical Name: Tagetes erecta

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Mexico and South America

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 18" tall

Variety Information: 2"–3" creamy white blooms

Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Period: Blooms summer to frost, although may take a break in extreme heat.

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

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 9"–12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 9"–12"

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Kilimanjaro White African Marigold Seeds Reviews

17 reviews

Kilimanjaro White African Marigold

3 out of 5 stars Jun 10, 2020
Planted direct into the garden with the Crackerjack African Marigold Seeds. All Crackerjack germinated and flowered perfectly. The White only germinated about 5 plants.... Stunted in size compared to Crackerjack. Provides less White flowers per plant than Crackerjack. Would re-order maybe.
Brett from TX
Owner Response: Hi Brett, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We apologize for the low germination rate that you are experiencing. A customer service agent will be with you soon about the issue.

Great germination rate.

5 out of 5 stars Jun 19, 2020
About four weeks in now and I'm seeing about 80% germination at least. Seedlings are growing very strong and tall, excited for them to bloom. Using as a pest guard but wanted a variety with more height and drama. Would repurchase. This is my twentieth sowing with botanical interest seeds. All have yielded great results.
Andrew Zipparo from IL

Super strong!!

5 out of 5 stars Jul 11, 2020
Very large and healthy looking, definitely not your average marigold need extra support because they are so tall. Bursting with buds.
V from NY

Kilimanjaro white marigold

3 out of 5 stars Jul 28, 2020
I planted 2 pots of these. Same pots. Same care. They are sitting right next to each other. One pot did wonderfully, the other is home to 3 stunted plants. I find this very odd. At this point they have not yet bloomed. Will I buy them again? Maybe.
Carmen Gillam from OR

so - so

1 out of 5 stars Aug 2, 2020
Many of the flowers turn black and then never blossom. Do not recommend.
Nancy Spillane from CO
Owner Response: Hi Nancy, It sounds like growing conditions could be more ideal. This isn't something that would happen naturally. You can find more about growing marigolds in the "Learn More" tab here on the product page and we are always here to help. Happy growing!

Failed to bloom

1 out of 5 stars Aug 15, 2020
Purchased 2 packs, started them indoors (I'm in zone 5B); none have bloomed - it's mid-August.
Janet Slarskey from NY
Owner Response: Hi Janet, Thanks for sharing your experience. An overabundance of nitrogen or shady conditions can delay blooming. These should bloom in just a few months. I don't think you are saying you are growing these indoors, but if you are they likely need supplemental light to reach their full potential. Happy gardening!


5 out of 5 stars Oct 7, 2020
I like to use these marigolds as a tall screen to grow in my porch/deck planters as a natural jungle-like divider between neighbors. The greenery springs up beautifully (with a nice scent) by late spring and then at the end of summer, boom! Gorgeous creams and light golden blooms. As an added bonus, critters steer clear of other plants I have around these.
Kirsten McKeown from VT

Tall and elegant

5 out of 5 stars Oct 18, 2020
Tall and prolific bloomer
Deborah A Durham from OH

Not white

5 out of 5 stars Nov 10, 2020
Beautiful flowering marigold except they weren't white as pictured. The flowers were a pale yellow. Absolutely gorgeous.
SF from NY
Owner Response: Hi SF, We describe these as vanilla white. If yours were a yellow color, not just an off-white we would like to learn more. customer.service@botanicalinterests.com

They grew v tall in my garden. SURPRISE!

4 out of 5 stars Nov 29, 2020
What a large plant. Very pretty, the flowers were an off-white/cream, but there was so much greenery flopping all over as part of it, idk, it wasn't quite to my taste, lol
Michelle from PA

White marigolds

5 out of 5 stars Dec 2, 2020
I enjoyed these, although they seemed quite a bit later to bloom than my other marigolds. Larger than many, and very full blooms!
L Sierra from WA

I treasured these!

5 out of 5 stars Apr 22, 2021
Very beautiful, soft feathers. An ivory color. Enduring and endearing.
Emma from CA

Pretty soft creamy yellow

5 out of 5 stars Jul 1, 2021
I wanted to try out pastel colored marigolds this year since I had tried out the bold orange, yellow, and red classic marigolds in the last. I tried out both the Botanical Interests Kilimanjaro White Marigold seeds and the Burpee Snowball Marigold Seeds. They surprisingly look quite similar and I love them both! Excellent germination all around. Both ended up not being white, but a soft creamy yellow color which I love, and both have a full round pom pom marigold flower head that filled out my flower garden border nicely. The main difference b Kilimanjaro marigold was taller by an inch or two compared to the snowball. I will definitely plant both again and recommend it if you want a soft yellow marigold (not sure if is more white in different growing conditions, I'm zone 6A, they get morning and evening sun and some afternoon shade).
Steph from UT

Light yellow not white

3 out of 5 stars Jul 21, 2021
The seeds germinated well and the plants were strong but the flowers were not white. All of them came up a light yellow color.
Shefali from MI
Owner Response: Hello, You are correct, these are off-white, which we describe as vanilla-white on the packet. We aren't at liberty to change the name to reflect that so we described it on the packet. We sure hope you enjoyed it!

These are the real deal

5 out of 5 stars Nov 10, 2021
I have been trying to grow white marigolds for about four years now. I have been dealing with another major seed company but getting very frail plants, And I cannot propagate the seeds from the year before These are easy to grow, are not susceptible to early-season chill, and are big bold and beautiful. They're not true white, Someone on the yellow side, the blooms look more like White carnations which is exactly what I want. This will be the pride of my garden for years to come. Thank you
Fred from WA
Owner Response: Thanks so much for sharing your experience!

BEAUTIFUL plants and blossoms!

5 out of 5 stars Dec 21, 2021
These creamy-white marigolds are so beautiful! The plants just kept blooming and blooming and blooming! They were a fabulous addition to my moon garden and the sweet scent is a wonderful bonus. The flowers are a very pale light yellow-white when they first open, becoming whiter as they mature. Will definitely grow them again this coming year, cant wait!!!
Becky from OR

Healthy pale yellow flowers

4 out of 5 stars Jul 31, 2022
These seeds germinated well, transplanted well, and grew strong and healthy. However.....the flowers are a pale yellow. They're beautiful, but if you're like me and excited about a vanilla white flower, expect a pale yellow instead. The good news is that they are sturdy, large, and beautiful. We live in a wind prone area and they really hold up.
Catherine from NV

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