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Petite Mix Marigold

This is a French double petite type with plants of only 6-12 inches in height. Colors include gold, orange, and yellow with some bi-colors. 

20 seeds




Tagetes patula


Germination: 7-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF.

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the 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: Mounded

Height and Width: 6-12” x 10-12”

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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Mary V.
United States United States
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A Mille de Fleur of Marigolds

One plant produced a dome of petite & fragrant marigolds. Germination was quick. Seeds started indoors under a grow lamp.

Becky S.
United States United States
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You guys are fantastic! We are having a terrible drought here in the West, & so some seeds either don't sprout outside, or won't grow very well, despite watering & fertilizing. It is just too doggone hot! But I don't put the blame on you; my seeds generally came up well in the house, using a heat mat & a grow lamp.

Joan B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

we have been getting your seeds for probably at least 20 years. They have always been very good and germinate well. We used them at 7000 feet in New Mexico after leaving Maine: same growing zone :-). And now at 5500 feet in New Mexico.thank you. I have been in the middle of a move and so I plantedSome things in containers: the flowers,the onions, the chard, the peas all did very well. I have just planted the cucumbers, the beans and the squash in the ground and all our up-and-coming :-). Thanking the Lord and you! Joan.Corn will have to wait till next year! Hope you have a good weekend!

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Love ‘em

I love this marigold variety, and grow it every year. The flowers are more compact and button-like than other French marigolds, and they aren’t intrusive in their spread. They are perfect for interplanting; I think they look especially lovely grown with kale. I also like them in hanging baskets in areas where trailing plants might get damaged. Germination is usually very high. They are easy to grow. Deadheading keeps them blooming until frost.

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Lovely buttons of joy

These grew about 10” tall but had a very lovely flowering. They kept to themselves and weren’t your typical over bearing sturdy run of the mill marigold. Will grow again.