1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Buy Tagetes Tenuifolia 'Tangerine Gem' | Mexican Marigold | Sarah Raven

Tagetes tenuifolia 'Tangerine Gem'

Very effective against green and whitefly in our tomato greenhouse and outdoor trial.
1

250 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
June - August
Height
30cm (12in)
Group/Species
tenuifolia
Common name
Mexican Marigold
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
250 seeds
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

Very effective against green and whitefly in our tomato greenhouse and outdoor trial. Combined with encarsia wasps this kept our crops aphid-free.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

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.