Lemon Drop French Marigold Seeds

4.6 out of 5 stars
(5 reviews)
Availability: Out of Stock
Every gardener will delight in these adorable, sunny yellow flowers on compact plants. 'Lemon Drop' adds a bright spot of color to the front of the bed, patio containers, and window boxes. In the vegetable garden, it takes up little room, and may reduce soil nematodes. French marigolds are edible, but with a very strong flavor similar to its pungent scent. Practically care-free and will self-sow if a few flowers are allowed to go to seed, providing welcome volunteers next season!
$1.99 1 gram (~240 seeds)

Botanical Name: Tagetes patula

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Mexico

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 6"–12" tall

Variety Information: 1" lemon-yellow, double flowers.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer 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 of 3 seeds every 6"

Thinning: When 1" tall thin to 1 every 6"

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Lemon Drop French Marigold Seeds Reviews

5 reviews

Huge marigold plants

4 out of 5 stars Sep 3, 2019
I seeded Lemon Drops in my full-sun garden as well as in a container on a balcony with afternoon sun. In the container they grew 4 feet tall on long stems and produced abundant large flowers. In the garden they took a while to grow but have become a dense hedge of plants nearly 3 feet tall. The color of the flowers varies from golden to bright yellow. I like the variety but would not describe them as "compact"
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Lemon Drop Marigolds

5 out of 5 stars Dec 14, 2019
I have been looking for the old fashion Lemon Drop Marigolds for several years at every garden center I came across. I finally found them here and EVERY single seed germinated! They all bloomed and lasted until the hard frost took everything...
Lesley Paquette from VT

SO pretty

5 out of 5 stars Jul 7, 2021
LOVE this marigold. Yields relatively large, unceasingly bright, cheerful flowers. The best yellow marigold I have grown.
Diana Mahmud from CA


4 out of 5 stars Oct 17, 2021
I love these little guys - I planted them a bit too early, and they struggled, but now they are beautiful with the fall weather coming on.
Gretchen from AZ

Favorite marigold so far

5 out of 5 stars Nov 20, 2021
These were COVERED in bright yellow blooms and really stand out in the garden and attract pollinators. I love the shorter height.
Sara from TN

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