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Safari Red Marigold

6 reviews

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 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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Ali G.
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I recommend this product
They are beautiful

Excellent..thank you

Dana L.
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I recommend this product
Absolutely Lovely

Simple, great selection, competitive pricing

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Faith B.
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Safari Red Marigolds- thumbs up’

As always, ordering seeds from Pinetree went smoothly. This spring I was unable to get actual marigold plants due to lockdown. So I chose this marigold to seed directly in the garden. I am very pleased with the results.

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Sarah C.
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Pretty red marigolds

Pinetree is one of my favorite places to shop for seeds. The seeds are always high quality and I almost never run into germination issues (and most likely my fault when I do!). The marigolds are growing happily in my garden and I love the pop of color!

Byron S.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Excellent germination rate

These flowered much sooner than anything I have ever grown from this type of marigold. Very nice looking.