Tagetes tenuifoila 'Red Gem'

This tagetes has flowers in beautiful mahogany crimson. Perfect for pots, as well as underplanting tomatoes. More
250 seeds 153009 £1.95 In stock
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3 x 9cm pots 511888-3 £9.95 Delivery late May
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When in stock, please allow up to 3-4 weeks for despatch. For fruit & veg bare roots/crowns, please allow up to 2 weeks for despatch.
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Many tagetes flowers are too top-heavy and out of proportion to the compact plants, but not this one in a beautiful mahogany crimson. Perfect for pots, as well as underplanting tomatoes, to protect against green and whitefly.

Genus Tagetes
Group/Species tenuifolia
Variety Red Gem
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Mexican Marigold
Border Position Container Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow February to April indoors. Cover seeds lightly and place somewhere warm, germination should occur within 7 to 10 days. Prick out and pot seedlings on into individual pots. Gradually harden off before planting out after the last frosts. Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.
Care Tips Feed and water marigold plants regularly, particularly during hot, dry periods. Regular picking or deadheading will encourage further production of blooms throughout the summer.
Flowering July - September
Harvesting Flower production 5 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Delivery

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 3-4 weeks for despatch. For fruit & veg bare roots/crowns, please allow up to 2 weeks for despatch.

Seeds Delivery - When in stock, please allow 2-3 days for despatch.

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Tagetes tenuifoila 'Red Gem' reviews

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Reviewed 20th April 2020 by Simon

Overpriced, unhelpful and rude, I won’t be using them again.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sheila

I failed to get this to germinate!

Wrong Colour!

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Reviewed 20th June 2018 by Lesley Reed

I bought these seeds and planted them in the depths of winter and they have just begun to flower. They are bright yellow!