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Safari Red Marigold

4 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

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: Mound

Height and Width: 10" x 12"

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 fertilzer a few times a season or use a time release fertilzer at planting time. 

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Faith B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
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.
United States United States
I recommend this product
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.

Lovely Marigold

I just love this marigold, and I will grown them again. If kept deadheaded, they outlast all other annuals in my garden. I noticed that the bees really took to them late in the season, when other flowers become scarce. The petals are beautiful - orangey red on the top, and yellow underneath.