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Safari Red Marigold

Safari Red is actually an amalgam of many shades of red, mahogany, bronze, and copper. The two constants are that the backs of the petals and all of the centers are yellow. The 10-inch plants create a varied and striking display.

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: 10” 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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Brian S.
United States
I recommend this product

High germination rate. Plants are growing well and producing abundant blooms.

Kerry H.
United States United States

Poor germination

I was surprised with the poor germination for these--about 40%. I usually get nearly 100% germination with marigold seeds, even when the seeds are 10 years old. I started these indoors along with a dozen other types of marigolds seeds purchased from other seed companies or that I'd saved myself. They were all under identical conditions and I used the same coir brick for all. There's no reason on my end for the poor germination. I've been growing marigolds from seeds for more than 30 years and this is the worst germination rates that I had. All of the seeds I ordered from this company had unusually low germination rates. Hopefully these will transplant well so I gave them 3 stars.

Erika L.
United States United States
I recommend this product


This was way more than I expected from a marigold, the plants were decent through the hot North Carolina summer, and then flourished in our fall. They are covered with red and orange flowers even though we've had a very dry fall, ,they seem to require little water and are stunning. I don't normally like marigolds, but will buy these again, or save the seeds.

Ali G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

They are beautiful

Excellent..thank you

Dana L.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Absolutely Lovely

Simple, great selection, competitive pricing

Pinetree Garden Seeds Safari Red Marigold Review