Tagetes patula x erecta)
EXCLUSIVE – Tall, exuberant, branching plants that reach 3-3 1/2 feet tall with crisp blue-green foliage and big, bright, chrysanthemum-like blossoms that are beacons for welcome pollinators. These are flower arrangers favorites, with bold, long-lasting blossoms and long straight stems. Our Orange and Yellow Beast mix is carefree and non-fussy to grow (no need to remove spent flowers)! Guaranteed for a wonderful garden display and long-lasting, eye-catching bouquets. It will cheer you up just to look at them!
Seed Count: Approx. 40 / Weight: 0.15 gms
ANNUAL: Summer/fall bloom, Frost tender
TO START DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN: Sow seeds in a well-worked seed bed in full sun when danger of frost is past and weather is warm and above 50°F (10°C) both day and night. Space seeds 3 inches apart in rows 12 inches apart, cover about 1⁄2 inch deep and gently firm soil. Keep soil evenly moist while awaiting germination.
TO START EARLY INDOORS: Four to five weeks before last frost date, sow seeds 1/2 inch deep and 3 inches apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep warm and moist and provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside when temperatures rise above 50°F (10°C) day and night.
THIN OR TRANSPLANT: Space seedlings 12 inches apart when large enough to handle to give plants room to mature and provide good air circulation.
GROWING NOTES: For large and abundant flowers, thin before seedlings get crowded; adequate spacing and regular, even watering helps plants productive and discourages mildew. Pick when flower blossoms first open and petals are tight for longest vase life.