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Ground Control Marigold

Along with other french marigolds, it has the most potent nematicidal reducing properties. Planting in blocks or rows alternating years with vegetables will help reduce root-knot nematodes (microscopic parasites that feed on the roots of plants). Help your soil and plants by growing this long-lasting flowering marigold. Heat tolerant and grows over 4 feet.                     

100 seeds



Tagetes patula


Germination: 7-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF.

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface and lightly cover

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 4-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant after last frost, space 8-15" apart. 

Sowing Outdoors: Starting a week or two before the last frost date into early summer. Sow a few seeds every 8-15", thin to the most robust seedlings, or sow seeds close together, 1 per inch, and when you thin the seedlings transplant them to other places in the garden. 

Growth Habit: Upright 

Height and Width: 48-60” x 18-24”

Spacing: 8-15" apart

Light Needs:  Full sun

Soil Needs:  Average, well-drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: 60-70 days

Uses: Flower beds, containers and planters

Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Pinch back plants when they are young for a bushier growth habit. Deadhead to prolong blooming. Amend soil with compost before sowing or transplanting or apply liquid fertilizer a few times a season

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