Harlequin Marigold

Tagetes

Very rare Marigold from the late 1700's This is not the same as sold under similar names. This plant grows over 5 feet

Common Name:Harlequin Marigold
Latin Name:Tagetes french marigold
Type:Annual
Height:60" plus
Sun Light:Full is best for strongest growth and abundant flowers
Width:3 feet
Spacing:6 ft
Average Germination:7-14 days
Zones:3-11
Bloom size: 1 1/2 inches
Colors:Light purple as shown in picture
Bloom time:Early summer if planted as soon as soil can be worked in spring
Soil:Well drained amended with compost, better soil = better plants and flowers!
Sow:No more than 1/8" deep as the seeds are very small. Keep soil moist and use a slug bait to prevent your seedlings from being eaten in one night. These can be started indoors, however they must be transplanted to larger pots right away due to the extensive root system.
Fertilizer: A four month fertilizer during planting will really improve plant and flower bud growth. Fertilizing starting in spring after frost will bring on more flowers
When to plant:Spring, this plant will not winter over
Coverage:1 oz covers 1000 sq feet
Propagation:By seed
Description: This old heirloom annual flower is noted back in 1791! A very hard to find annual rewards with late blooming season flowers of stripes and some yellows. Grows tall if staked or will ramble on the ground. Either way this is an incredible sight filled with numerous blooms every year!

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