African Marigold Seeds - Discovery Series


77 " 84 days. Discovery Series African marigold seeds are an adorable, compact, and vibrant addition to grow in any home or garden. Discovery Series seeds grow hardy 8 " 10" dwarfed bushy marigold mounds tidy enough for indoor gardening, yet robust enough to keep outside during the long summer months. Discovery Series marigold seeds promise dazzling 2 " 3" lush bulbs atop robust stalks certain to excite any garden, fresh cut arrangement, or bouquet. Discovery Series marigolds are durable and easy to grow from seed, ideal for indoor containers and planters or for a charming border around your flower bed.


Growing Discovery Series African Marigold Garden Seeds

Discovery Series marigolds are a hardy full sun performer and most commonly sown directly after the frost but, for earliest blooms, begin seeds 6 " 8 weeks indoors prior to the frost. Marigolds will take 14 " 21 days to germinate in full lighting. Plants may require early staking since blooming heads may grow to be too heavy and cause stress to the plant if not supported. Plant 2 " 3 Discovery Series marigold seeds ¼" deep and 12" apart in average, evenly moist, and well-drained soil in full sun. Discovery Series marigold is a vigorous full sun performer native to Mexico and known to tolerate gardens prone to heat, drought, and clay soils. Do not overwater since marigolds will perform poorly in oversaturated gardens which can lead to powdery mildew, root rot, leaf spots, and Botrytis. Marigold has no serious pests but monitor regularly for spider mites and thrips. Discovery Series marigold seeds mature in 77 " 84 days as 8 " 10" tall bushy mounds with a 10 " 12 " spread of enormous 2 " 3" classic semi-double marigold blooms in a signature choice of Orange, Yellow, and Mix. Discovery Series marigold is an edible variety of flower primarily as a food dye for vibrant coloring, dried marigold will have a hint of spicy or citrus notes.

Tagetes erecta, or more commonly known as Aztec Marigold, is one of the most awarded, recognized, and cultivated flowers in the entire world. Tagetes erecta is native to Mexico, (specifically its states of Mexico, Puebla, and Veracruz) despite having a variety of names including African Marigold or American Marigold. Marigold has been used for thousands of years by pre-Spanish civilizations in medicine, food, dyes, and ritual. Marigold cultivars have won more than 50 All-American Selections awards and do not seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

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