Marigold French Favourite Blend


Pollinators prefer this type of marigold over double marigolds because the sunny-colored single row of petals make it easier to reach the nectar.

Plants grow and flower quickly with continuous, edible blooms from spring until frost.

These bright marigolds call in pollinators big and small.

Flowers with a single row of petals make pollen access easy.

Compact plants are tidy and full; beautiful at the front of a bed or tucked between vegetables.

Plants grow and flower quickly with continuous blooms from spring until frost.

French marigolds are edible, but with a very strong flavor similar to its pungent scent.

Fairly drought tolerant once established.

Botanical Name: Tagetes patula

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Mexico

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 10"–12" tall

Variety Information: 2" gold, yellow, red, and bicolor red and yellow single flowers.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower, Good for Containers, Rabbit Resistant

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–80°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 5–14 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8"

Thinning: When 1" tall thin to 1 every 8"

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