|HOME --> All Plants and Seeds INDEX --> Flowers INDEX --> Marigold|
|Plant and Seed Mobile Friendly Index|
Tagetes sp. For general plant information,
cultivation and seed specs, see CULTIVATION
Marigolds are one of the most popular annuals due to their fast growth, bright color and strong, tolerant plants. They lend a splash of color to any garden and make wonderful borders, bedding, or container plants. Easy to grow, they are virtually pest and disease free and are a dependable bloomer even in the heat of summer. The perfect choice for a children's garden. Happiest in full sun and in a well drained soil, they are extremely tolerant of soil types, doing well in sandy and clay soils.
AMERICAN (or AFRICAN) MARIGOLDS
Antigua Series (Tagetes erecta)
- Mounded garden habit with bright 3 inch double blooms.
Excellent border , bedding or container
plant. Height: 10-12 inches; Approximately 50 seeds
|#12372 Gold Packet of seeds $4.00||
|#12373 Orange Packet of seeds $4.00||
|#12374 Primrose Packet of seeds $4.00||
|#12375 Yellow Packet of seeds $4.00||
|#12376 Mix of the above colors Packet of seeds $4.00||
Crackerjack Mix - Tagetes erecta - African marigold with large double blooms in shades of yellow and orange. Height 24-36in.
|#128 Packet $3.50 each Approximately 100 seeds||
|#B4z-128 Bulk seed 4oz $15.49||
|#B1-128 Bulk seed 1 lb $47.99||
Inca II Series - Tagetes erecta - Fully double flat huge 4in. heads and excellent disease resistance make this variety the perfect choice for a mid-height bedding marigold. Height: 14-16in. Approximately 50 seeds per packet
|#12377 Gold Packet $3.50 each Approximately 50 seeds||
|#12378 Orange Packet $3.50 each Approximately 50 seeds||
|#12379 Primrose Packet $3.50 each Approximately 50 seeds||
|#12380 Yellow Packet $3.50 each Approximately 50 seeds||
|#1311 Mix of the above colors Packet $3.50 each Approximately 50 seeds||
Jedi Series - Tagetes erecta - Incredible disease tolerant plants are the tallest of the cutflower Marigolds. Uniform and continuous flowering. Large firm double bloom are up to 5 inches in diameter on long strong stems. Flowers 70 days from transplanting. Amazing border or hedge plant. Height: 56in., Spreads to 32in. Approximately 50 seeds per packet
|#9750 Deep Gold Packet $3.50 each Approximately 50 seeds||
|#9751 Deep Orange Packet $3.50 each Approximately 50 seeds||
|#12381 Mix of the above colors Packet $3.50 each Approximately 50 seeds||
Pinwheel - Tagetes erecta - This colorful heirloom marigold can be traced to 1791, when it was mentioned in an edition of Curtis' Botanical Journal. Single golden orange flowers are striped in mahogany. Height: 24-36" 80-90 days
|#417 Packet $4.50 each Approximately 50 seeds||
Simba or Lion's Mane - Tagetes erecta - This version of the old 1940's favorite, the Chrysanthemum marigold, has shaggy petals slightly incurving. Gives a whole new look to the marigold bed. Height: 36in.
|#4265 Packet $5.50 each Approximately 15 seeds||
Sweet Cream - Tagetes erecta - Hybrid variety producing 2-1/2 inch double blooms in a rich creamy white. Compact growth habit. Height: 16in.
|#3025 Packet $4.50 each Approximately 25 seeds||
Tall Hedge Mix (Landscaping Mix) - Tagetes erecta - Wonderful collection of the best of the hedge type marigolds producing a complete spectrum of colors running from pale yellow to deep orange on tall strong stems. Perfect summer hedge or border and an excellent cut flower variety - frequent pickings will produce the largest blooms. Height: 36in.
|#3024 Packet $3.50 each Approximately 100 seeds||
Durango Series - Tagetes patula - Uniform with large anemone type bloms. Timing is consistant. Unusual colors. Height: 12inches. 70 days from seed
|#12382 Bee - Brilliant mahogany blooms with yellow marks make a very bold contrast Packet $3.50 each Approximately 100 seeds||
|#12383 Bolero - Bright peachy butterscotch flecked with cinnamon. $3.50||
|#12384 Flame - Deep bronze edged with orange. $3.50||
|#12385 Gold $3.50||
|#12386 Orange $3.50||
|#12387 Outback Mix - Mix of western colors and bicolors (gold to orange to red) $3.50||
|#12388 Red $3.50||
|#12389 Tangerine $3.50||
|#12390 Yellow $3.50||
|#12391 All Mix - Mixe of all colors $3.50||
Janie Mix - Tagetes patula - Crested 1-1/2in. blooms in shades of yellow, orange and mahogany. Height: 8in. 50-60 days
|#357 Packet $3.50 each Approximately 100 seeds||
|#P357 Plant 2in. pot $4.50||
Disco Mix - Tagetes patula - Early flowering dwarf variety with brilliant single blooms in yellow, gold and mahogany, some bicolors with contrasting eyes. Long lasting color. Great border or potting plant. Height: 8-10in. 50-60 days.
|#418 Packet $3.50 each Approximately 100 seeds||
Rich's Dwarf Crested Mix - Tagetes patula - A lovely mix of crested French marigolds, with tufted centers and contrasting collars. Perfect bedding or border plants. Height: 8in.
|#1395 Packet $3.50 each Approximately 100 seeds||
Fireball - Tagetes patula - Crazy mixed up plant with gold orange and mahogany blooms all on the same plant. Wonderful container or bedding plant. Height: 10in.
|#12392 Packet $3.50 each Approximately 100 seeds||
Queen Sophia - Tagetes patula - Compact plants covered with 2-1/2in. double blooms. Color is russet edged in gold. Lovely border plant as it retains its compact habit throughout the season. Height: 10in.
|#419 Packet $3.50 Approximately 100 seeds||
|#P419 Plant 2in. pot $4.50||
Sweet Mace (Mecxican Mint or Spanish Tarragon) - Tagetes lucida - The whole plant a a delicious fragrance of cloves and anise. Glossy smooth deep green leaves and small orange blooms. Great container plant! Height: 16in.
|#4801 Packet $3.50 Approximately 100 seeds||
|#Bm-4801 Bulk seed, 1,000 seeds $7.50||
Paprika (Signet Marigold) - Tagetes tenufolia (Syn. Tagestes signata) - Native Mexican species forming a broad bushy plant only 1 ft tall. Masses of single daisy maroon blooms with golden edges. Ferny lemon-scented foliage. Height: 8in.
|#9639 Packet $3.50 Approximately 100 seeds||
|#Bm-9639 Bulk seed, 1,000 seeds $7.50||
Marigolds are decorative annual plants belonging to the Daisy family, Compositae. The two most recognized cultivated types are Tagetes erecta (African or American marigold) and Tagetes patula, called the French marigold (even though the plants of both Afican and French types are native to Mexico and South America) . American marigolds are tall types bearing single or double blooms of white, yellow, orange. French marigolds grow up to 2ft in height and bear single or double blooms in a wide range of colors from pale yellow to dark mahogany, in single colors or bicolors. Both types make excellent border or bedding plants and the French types make lovely container plants. Other notable varieties, though less often cultivated are T. lucida, Anise scented marigold, and T. tennufolia. Marigolds also make excellent winter flowering plants for the greenhouse when adequate light is present.
Marigolds thrive in ordinary garden soil in a sunny
location. Avoid nitrogen rich soils as the plants
will have luxurious foliage, but few blooms and shady locations
which will hamper bloom production.
Marigolds are easily propagated from seed either sown
directly in the garden or for transplants. FOR
TRANPLANTS: For summer blooms, seed hould be sown
about 6-7 weeks before the plants are to be set outdoors.
Sow seed in pots or trays at a depth of 1/4 inch. Keep
moist at 75-80F. Transplant to larger containers when the
seedlings are 2 inches tall. Transplant
outdoors when all danger of frost has passed and the weather has
settled. Seedlings should be spaced according to
type. Space American marigolds 10-18 inches apart in rows
18 inches apart. Space French marigolds 9-15 inches apart
each way. DIRECT SOW: Sow seed in
prepared area. Sow American marigolds 3-4 seeds every 12
inches in rows 18-24 inches apart. Thin to 1 plant every 10\-18
inches. (For hedge, sow seeds thinly in rows 24 inches
Tagetes erecta marigolds have been used to treat indigestion and colic, sores and skin ulcers and rheumatism. A yellow dye is obtained from the flowers.
Tagetes patula flowers are used to brew tea, and the leaves as
a food flavoring and a digestive aid.
Tagetes lucida leaves are dried, ground and used as a tarragon
substitute for flavoring foods. The Aztecs used the leaves
to flavor chocolati, a cocoa drink. Leaves are
still used to brew a popular tea. The plant has been used
as an anaesthetic and to treat indigestion, though it
also reported to be mildly narcotic.
.Tagetes tenufolia blooms are used to flavor foods and for garnishes.
The plants secrete substances that have an insecticidal
effect against nematodes and some weed grasses, aspragus beetles
and bean weavils. Excellent companion plant.
SEED SPECS: Approximately 8,400 seeds
Back to VARIETY INDEX Terms HOME
If you have arrived in someone else's frame, or can not see all of the other information available on richfarmgarden.com Click on logo to enter from beginning