African Crackerjack Marigold Seeds. Giant or tall variety. 4 ft, plant in front of sunflowers
Huge double flowers in shades of yellow to orange add color to borders and flower gardens.
The flower's strong aroma deters many garden pests. This marigold has nematocidal qualities when dug into the soil. This tall, colorful plant is traditionally used in the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations. Has been used medicinally for centuries.
Good cut flower. Blooms summer to fall. Attracts bees and butterflies.
Very easy to grow. Start indoors 6-8 weeks before first frost, about 1/8" -3/8" deep, then transplant after threat of frost has passed. Alternatively, direct-sow seeds outdoors 1 inch apart, then thin to 18 inches apart once seedlings have 1-2 sets of true leaves. Marigolds prefer full sun and moderate water. Remove fading flowers to encourage a longer flowering season.
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