Disco Marietta (Marigold/French)
Latin Name: Tagetes patula
Item #: D1060B
Helps Control Pests:
Suitable for Containers:
Suitable for Small Pots
(9 in/23 cm) Blooms are yellow with red blotches near the base of petals. This extra dwarf collection of singles are recommended as early flowering (10 weeks from seeding) bedding plants or use in 4 in/10 cm pots. Detailed seed. Pkt contains 25 seeds.
MARIGOLD DWARF FRENCH SINGLE Annual
Approx. 10,000 seeds per oz./28 g.
Height 6 - 16 in/15 - 41 cm
GREENHOUSE: Sow from Feb. 15th - Apr. 1st for late April and early May flowers (approx. 8 - 10 weeks before selling season). 1 oz/28 g sows 8 (20 x 12 in./51 x 31 cm) flats at 900 - 1000 seedlings per flat. For best results use bottom heat maintaining a soil temp of 80°F/27°C. Cover seed with 1/4 in/6 mm of soil, keep moist using tempered water. Transplant about 25 days after sowing. Grow at 50°F/10°C for stocky plants.
DIRECT SOWING: Sow outside anytime after June 1st. Transplant in 3 weeks about 8 in/20 cm apart. A systemic insecticide to control red spider, once a month during the summer is recommended.