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Marigold Dwarf French Durango Red Flower New

Original price was: £2.29.Current price is: £2.19.

The Dwarf French Durango Red Marigold, a recent addition, boasts striking scarlet-red blooms that add a bold pop of color to any garden space.

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Marigold Dwarf French Durango Red Flower New

Marigold Dwarf French Durango Red Flower New .  a recent addition, boasts striking scarlet-red blooms that add a bold pop of color to any garden space. Its compact size and abundant flowering make it an ideal choice for borders, edging, or container plantings. Not only does this variety offer a vibrant display of fiery red hues, but its hardiness and low-maintenance nature make it a favorite among gardeners seeking effortless yet impactful floral arrangements. With its ability to attract beneficial insects and its long-lasting blooms, the Durango Red Marigold stands out as a captivating addition, infusing warmth and charm into any landscape.

Cultivation Advice 

  • Plant Durango Red Marigold seeds after the last frost date in spring. Choose a location with full sun for optimal growth and flowering.
  • Durango Red Marigolds thrive in well-draining soil with moderate fertility. Incorporating organic matter like compost enriches soil quality.
  • Sow Durango Red Marigold seeds directly into the soil or containers. Plant them at a depth of around ¼ inch (0.6 cm) and cover lightly with soil.
  • Space the seeds or seedlings approximately 8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 cm) apart to allow for their growth and proper airflow between plants.
  • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during the germination phase. Once established, water when the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil feels dry.
  • Apply mulch around the base of the plants to retain soil moisture and suppress weed growth. Mulching also helps maintain a consistent soil temperature.
  • Durango Red Marigolds do well without heavy feeding. A balanced, water-soluble fertilizer applied during planting or monthly during the growing season can be beneficial.
  • Regularly remove spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming. Pruning leggy growth helps maintain a neat appearance and promotes more flowers.
  • While generally hardy, Durango Red Marigolds might benefit from shade during intense heat or protection from strong winds that can damage delicate blooms.
  • These marigolds are relatively resistant to pests and diseases. Monitor for issues like aphids or fungal diseases and address them promptly if observed.
  • Harvest Durango Red Marigold flowers for fresh-cut arrangements. Regularly cutting flowers encourages more blooms and maintains a tidy appearance.
  • Regularly monitor the plants for signs of stress, pests, or nutrient deficiencies. Adjust watering and care practices based on their needs.
  • Durango Red Marigolds work well as companion plants, deterring certain pests with their scent. Plant them near tomatoes, peppers, or eggplants to help repel pests.
  • Marigolds, including the Durango Red variety, attract beneficial insects like ladybugs and hoverflies, contributing to a healthier garden ecosystem.
  • These marigolds thrive in containers or pots. Plant them in well-draining soil to add vibrant colors to balconies, patios, or window boxes.
  • Consider drying Durango Red Marigold flowers for decorative purposes. Hang harvested blooms upside down in a dry, well-ventilated area for several weeks.
  • Durango Red Marigolds can serve as an educational tool for children, showcasing seed germination and plant life cycles due to their relatively quick growth from seed.
  • Allow some flowers to mature and develop seeds. Harvest these seeds for future plantings or share them with fellow gardeners.
  • While primarily attractive to butterflies and bees, Durango Red Marigolds can also serve as a nectar source for other pollinators, enhancing garden biodiversity.
  • Durango Red Marigolds have a mild scent that some find pleasant. Consider their scent when planning their placement in the garden or landscape.
  • Allow some flowers to mature and collect seeds for next year’s planting. Store seeds in a cool, dry place for the following growing season.

 

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