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Tagetes tenuifoila 'Red Gem'

This tagetes has flowers in beautiful mahogany crimson. Perfect for pots, as well as underplanting tomatoes.
1

250 seeds

3 x 9cm pots

Delivery:

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Container Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - September
Height
30cm (12in)
Group/Species
tenuifolia
Common name
Mexican Marigold
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
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 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.

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.