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Fireball Marigold

Many multi-colored blooms on the same plant. The fully double flowers start out a deep red, aging to rusty orange, closing with a rich golden bronze. The cooler temperatures of spring, early summer, and fall allow the most vivid contrast of colors. Grows 10-12 inches.

20 seeds 

 

 

PLANTING

Tagetes patula

Annual 

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 12-15" apart. 

Sowing Outdoors: Starting a week or two before the last frost date into early summer. Sow a few seeds every 12-15", 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 and branching

Height and Width: 10-12” x 10-12”

Spacing:8-12" 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

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