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Tagetes patula x erecta 'Konstance'

A companion plant par excellence for underplanting tomatoes or cucumbers.
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75 seeds

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Container Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July – October (or December in our greenhouse, used as a companion plant)
Height
45cm (18in)
Group/Species
patula x erecta
Common name
French Marigold
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
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.

Description

Many of the tagetes family are too dwarf, pert and prissy for me, but not this one, standing 18 inches tall with an endless production of mahogany crimson cut flowers, which are also edible.

This is a companion plant par excellence for under-planting tomatoes or cucumbers in the greenhouse, to keep them aphid-free. It’s tall, but not too tall and elegant not dumpy. A much-loved multi-purpose plant.

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.