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Tagetes patula 'Tall Scotch Prize'

Tagetes patula 'Tall Scotch Prize' is handsome and elegant with its bicolour stripey flowers. This makes a great companion plant against aphids and is an invaluable cut flower. More
100 seeds 030138 £1.95

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Most tagetes are too short and stumpy for me, but not this one. Tagetes patula 'Tall Scotch Prize' is handsome and elegant with its bicolour stripey flowers.

This makes a great companion plant against aphids and is an invaluable cut flower.

Genus Tagetes patula
Variety Tall Scotch Prize
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name French Marigold
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Site Full Sun, Part Shade, Shelter
Moisture Well-drained
Height 75cm (30in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover March-May, and/or direct in May.
Care Tips Keep well dead-headed and these will last a long time.
Flowering Spring to first frosts, 10-12 weeks from sowing.
Vase Life These make excellent cut or dried flowers.
Cooking Notes The petals are edible.
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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