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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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.

Genus Tagetes
Group/Species tenuifolia
Variety Red Gem
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Mexican Marigold
Border Position Front
Soil Type Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
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 May - October
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
Advice
Direct sowing seeds

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Companion planting - protect with plants

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Delivery

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Tagetes tenuifoila 'Red Gem' reviews

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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!