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Lemon Gem Marigold

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Signet type. The foliage of these stunning plants is very finely cut and soft green in color. The flowers are lemon yellow with a maroon star marking in the center. Plants are up to 1 foot and just as bushy. The signet marigolds also have the best flavor if you are looking for edibles.                    

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 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: 12-16” 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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    SP
    06/24/2018
    Sandra P.
    United States

    Lemon gems

    Every seed germinated as well as a couple of spares. Quick shipping and informative paperwork. LG are one of my favorites.

    JT
    06/09/2018
    Justin T.
    United States

    Easy to grow, great plant.

    I’m very happy with these plants. They are growing very well in a hot, sunny portion of my garden that has relatively poor soil and not minding a bit (I do have them well mulched with wood chips and that is helping a lot!). While they were quick to bloom in the spring and are producing an abundance of flowers, they are not a show stopper compared to some marigolds. I will definitely grow these again, but will use them either in my vegetable garden, or as a companion plant to other showier varieties. Also, for those looking for edible blooms, they have a nice flavor with a very pleasant aftertaste.

    LZ
    09/19/2017
    Linda Z.
    United States

    Strong-scented, perfectly shaped mounds

    This plant grows in a perfectly round mound. In a hot, dry site beside the sidewalk, I had mounds 2 feet across. The strong scent, to me, is less like lemon than like citronella. I planted this plant partially to keep away cucumber beetles, but perhaps it works for mosquitoes, too I haven't tried cooking with the petals, but they taste slightly bitter.

    LZ
    09/19/2017
    Linda Z.
    United States

    Strong-scented, perfectly shaped mounds

    This plant grows in a perfectly round mound. In a hot, dry site beside the sidewalk, I had mounds 2 feet across. The strong scent, to me, is less like lemon than like citronella. I planted this plant partially to keep away cucumber beetles, but perhaps it works for mosquitoes, too? I haven't tried cooking with the petals, but they taste slightly bitter.