Fireball (Detailed Marigold)

Latin Name: Tagetes patula

Item #: D1060Z

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USD $2.25
/ Pkt
Pkt

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USD $19.34
/ M
M
1M = 1,000 Seeds

Difficulty:

Easy

Helps Control Pests:

Yes

Suitable for Containers:

Yes

Suitable for Small Pots

Yes

(10-12 in/25-30 cm) This "New World" Marigold introduces multicolor blooms on the same plant!
(10-12 in/25-30 cm) This "New World" Marigold introduces multicolor blooms on the same plant! In spring flowers age and change color slowly for maximum contrast. In warmer conditions colors change faster with less contrast. Detailed/Coated Seed. Pkt. contains 25 seeds.

DWARF MARIGOLD (Dwarf Double French) Annual

Height: 6-16 in/15-40 cm Tagetes patula 9, 000 seeds per oz/g

CULTURE: Germination: 3 - 7 days at 75-80°F/24-27°C soil temp. Sow indoors in flats or pots April 1st. for mid June blooms. Sow seed about 1/4 in/6 mm deep, cover lightly with coarse vermiculite, or peat-lite mix, rather than soil. For best results use bottom heat (heating cables) and keep moist with tempered water, to maintain soil temp. Transplant into 3 in. pots about 25 days after seeding. Seed may also be sown in rows outdoors June 1st at soil temp. of 60°F/16°C. Transplant 3 weeks later 8 in/20 cm apart. Use a fungicide soil drench to control soil diseases. A systemic insecticide should be used twice a month, to control red spider mite. Low outdoor night temps. of 40°F/5°C may cause plants to turn purple and slow growth - plants should green up as temps. increase.

COMMERCIAL GROWERS: Sow 118 oz. 13.5 g. of seed for approx. 900 - 1,000 plants. Several sowings are possible to spread transplanting over a longer period. We make 3 or 4 sowings about 2 weeks apart, starting about Feb. 15th. until late April, for May or June blooms. Sow seed about 1/4 in/6 mm deep, cover lightly with coarse vermiculite, or peat-lite mix, rather than soil. For best results use bottom heat (heating cables) and keep moist with tempered water, to maintain soil temp. To bloom in paks sow Petite types 6 to 7 weeks before selling date. The Super French (Boy series etc.) should be sown 7 to 8 weeks before sale. Transplant seedlings into paks about 4 weeks after seeding. After transplanting, lower greenhouse growing temp. to 50 - 60°F/10 - 16°?C. Temps. lower than 50°F /10°C reduces growth rate and may affect the flowering date. We find that the newer Super French types may be grown at a cooler 50 - 55°F/10 - 13°C for shorter, stockier plants.

 

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