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Naughty Marietta French Marigold Seeds

Naughty Marietta French Marigold Seeds

SKU: #1285

These gorgeous yellow and maroon flowers are as beautiful as the starlet depicted on the poster of the 1935 movie, Naughty Marietta. This tough garden standard is very easy to grow from seed and blooms profusely and continuously from summer to frost. Fairly drought tolerant, great for containers, attracts butterflies, and may repel soil nematodes.French marigolds are edible, but with a very strong flavor similar to its pungent scent. A 1947 All-America Selections winner.

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500 mg

(~140 seeds)

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Variety Info

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Mexico

Hardiness: Annual

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Plant Dimensions: 8"–12" tall

Variety Info: 1½"–2" single flowers of deep yellow petals with maroon markings at the base

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

Sowing Info

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 4 seeds every 6"–8"

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

Growing Info

Harvesting: For the longest vase-life, harvest in the morning, choosing flowers that are half-open.