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.
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.