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Marvel Yellow Marigold

The recommended replacement for First Lady Marigold

Bright cheerful flowers, low maintenance, drought tolerant and easy to grow!  The perfect addition for a sunny spot in flower beds or vegetable gardens alike. An outstanding pollinator with sturdy stems for cut flowers.

20 Seeds


Tagetes erecta


Germination: 7-10 days

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface, lightly cover seed

Starting Indoors:  Start indoors 4-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant after the last frost, 8-12" apart. Water seedlings regularly until established. 

Sowing Outdoors: Starting a week or two before last date into mid summer. Sow a few seeds every 8-12". Sow close closer together in a row and when you thin out the seedlings you can transplant them to other places in the garden. 

Growth Habit: Upright

Height and Width: 18" x 10"

Spacing: 8-12" apart

Light Needs:  Full sun 

Soil Needs:  Average, well drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: 60 days

Uses: Flower beds, containers, and window boxes 

Care: Deadhead to prolong blooming. Apply liquid fertilizer a few times a season or use a time release fertilizer at planting time.