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Scientific name: Tagetes patula
Number of African orange marigold seeds: 50
Type of seed : Hybrid
Sunlight : Full
Life-cycle : Annual
Ease-of-care: Easy

These aromatic annuals are easy to grow and brighten the garden with their cheerful shades of yellow, orange and red.
No annual is more cheerful or easier to grow than marigolds. These flowers are the spendthrifts among annuals, showing a wealth of gold, copper, and brass into our summer and autumn gardens. The flower’s popularity probably derives in part from its ability to bloom brightly all summer long.

Height: 0.5 to 1.25 feet
Spread: 0.5 to 1.25 feet
Foliage texture: fine-Leaves are fernlike.
Shape: cushion, mound or clump, spreading mass

Planting/Growing Tips:
>Marigolds need lots of sunshine.
>Though they grow in almost any soil, marigolds thrive in moderately fertile, well-drained soil.
>Sow them directly into the garden once the soil is warm, or start seeds indoors.
>The seeds germinate easily, but watch out for damping off if you start them inside.
>Separate seedlings when they are about 2 inches tall. Plant them in flats of loose soil, or transplant them into the garden.
>Space tall marigolds 2 to 3 feet apart; lower-growing ones about a foot apart.
>If planting in containers, use a soil-based potting mix; during growing season, water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer weekly.

Maintenance and care:
>Germination from large, easily handled seeds is rapid, and blooms should appear within a few weeks of sowing.
>If the spent blossoms are deadheaded, the plants will continue to bloom profusely.
>When you water marigolds, allow the soil to dry somewhat between watering, then water well, then repeat the process.
>Do not water marigolds from overhead. Water at the base of the plant.
>Do not fertilize marigolds. Too rich a diet stimulates lush foliage at the expense of flowers. Marigolds bloom better and more profusely in poor soil.
>The densely double flowerheads of the African marigolds tend to rot in wet weather.

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