African Marigold

R15,00

Tagetes erecta – African Marigold

Organic Seed

African marigolds are annuals that bloom from early summer until frost. African marigolds are taller and more tolerant of hot, dry conditions than French marigolds. They also have larger flowers that can be up to 6 inches (15 cm.) in diameter. If deadheaded regularly, African marigold plants will usually produce many large blooms. They grow best in full sun and actually seem to prefer poor soil. Growing African marigolds or French marigolds around vegetable gardens to repel harmful insects, rabbits and deer is a gardening habit that goes back for centuries. The scent of marigolds is said to deter these pests. Marigold roots also emit a substance that is toxic to harmful root nematodes. This toxin can stay in the soil for a few years.

Read more at Gardening Know How: African Marigold Care: How To Grow African Marigolds https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/marigold/how-to-grow-african-marigolds.htm

African marigold plants propagate easily from seed started indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost date or sown directly in the garden after all danger of frost has passed. Seeds usually germinate in 4-14 days. African marigold plants can also be purchased at most garden centers in the spring. When planting or transplanting African marigold plants, be sure to plant them slightly deeper than they were originally growing. This helps them stabilize to support their heavy flower tops. Tall varieties may need to be staked for support.

Read more at Gardening Know How: African Marigold Care: How To Grow African Marigolds https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/marigold/how-to-grow-african-marigolds.htm

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