Red Metamorph French Marigold Seeds


3.7777777777778 out of 5 stars
(9 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

In cooler weather, Red Metamorph's flowers are a deep burgundy, but when the weather warms, watch as splashes of yellow appear on the petals! Then when cooler weather comes back around, the blooms change back to solid burgundy. Beautiful as a garden hedge, this French marigold is stout and dense at about 2'-3' tall. French marigolds are edible, but with a very strong flavor similar to its pungent scent. Prolific bloomer attracts beneficial insects.

$2.69 150 mg (~36 seeds)

Botanical Name: Tagetes patula

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Mexico

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall

Variety Information: 1 ½"–2" blooms are burgundy in cool weather, streaked with yellow in hot weather. Colors fade with age.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

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

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, 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: 1/4"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"–8"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 6"–8"

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Red Metamorph French Marigold Seeds Reviews

9 reviews

Gigantic Success!

5 out of 5 stars Jan 5, 2019
I started these seeds for my veggie garden last summer and I was thrilled to have them in my garden this past year. These grew to shrub like proportions in my garden and I got so many compliments on them. They were extremely easy to start from seed, grew quickly, and flowered profusely keeping pollinators happily visiting my veggie beds all summer. One plant got cut down and I stuck the stem back in the soil where it rooted. They do get big, so I would plan for some room. I may even plant them around the edge as a sort of living fence around my veggies. These will definitely be making a yearly appearance in my gardens.
AJ Lee from CT

Enjoyed them!

5 out of 5 stars Aug 21, 2020
I have 2 raised beds. I planted these marigolds on the inside perimeter of each of them, hoping they would protect my vegetables from bugs. They grew to be such huge bushes - not just single plants but bushes - that they pretty much took over most of the garden area! There were several places that I had to remove them just to allow my vegetables to grow. This is not really a complaint because I knew they were supposed to be big, I just didn't realize how big.
Kathie Miller from CA

Red Metamorph makes a gorgeous show

5 out of 5 stars Oct 3, 2020
Beautiful red/orange velvet looking flower, mostly about 30" tall. My favorite of the marigold garden this year due to its constant display of showy yellow-centered blossoms Clearly a five star performer!
Linda Wills from OH

Long lasting, pollinator favorite

5 out of 5 stars Oct 9, 2020
The red metamorph is the longest lasting flower in my garden, and the one that has been visited by pollinators in every part of the season.
Henry Winfiele from VA


5 out of 5 stars Oct 6, 2021
So lovely and long blooming but realize that these get super big. Like medium size bush big. Thankful they transplanted well which was a big plus since I originally had them really close together. Will buy again when I have a bigger space.
Haley from IL

Huge, Beautiful

5 out of 5 stars Nov 7, 2021
Easy to grow, large, and beautiful.
Amanda from ID

red metamorph french marigold

1 out of 5 stars Dec 30, 2021
These blooms were yellow, not red as I wanted. I was looking for cottage marigolds which are red. so disappointed...
patricia from VT
Owner Response: Hi Patricia, we are sorry you were disappointed with these seeds. The flowers "morph" and are yellow in warmer weather and redder in cooler weather.

Marigold seeds

1 out of 5 stars Feb 11, 2022
They did not grow once transplanted
Linda from NY
Owner Response: Hi Linda, Per your reviews today, it seems as though the seeds you started did well and germinated, but you struggled to transplant them successfully. Since you had difficulty after transplanting when it came to all of your reviews today, we just want to remind you it is important to harden off seedlings prior to transplanting to acclimate them to outdoor conditions. Without hardening off you can expect severe and even unreversible shock and sunburn damage.

very few seeds in the packet I received

2 out of 5 stars Apr 6, 2022
Ordered one packet of this among other things, received it about 10 days ago, and direct sowed it in my flower bed. It is supposed to have about 36 seeds but my packet only has less than 15 seeds. Nothing has emerged so far but I am pretty disappointed in the number of seeds in the packet I got. I contacted customer service through their email about a week ago but never received any response. Hopefully, I will have better luck with the other seed packets in my order and the few marigold seeds I received will germinate. TBD.
Owner Response: Hello Phuong, We are sorry your packet was short on seeds. A customer service agent will be reaching out to you by email.

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