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MARIGOLD FRENCH -DOUBLE BROCADE MIX

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A reliable and attractive dwarf french marigold variety in a mixed range of colours from bronze through yellow to red with a semi- double flat crested flower form. An abundance of blooms are prodcued throughout the season on 8 to 10 inch stems.

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MARIGOLD FRENCH -DOUBLE BROCADE MIX

MARIGOLD FRENCH -DOUBLE BROCADE MIX .  A reliable and attractive dwarf french marigold variety in a mixed range of colours from bronze through yellow to red with a semi- double flat crested flower form. An abundance of blooms are prodcued throughout the season on 8 to 10 inch stems. Ideal for fronting borders, spectacular planted en masse, and easy to grow in pots or planters for colour and instant impact.

Cultivation Advice 

  • Plant French Marigold seeds after the last frost date in spring. Choose a location with full sun for optimal growth and flowering.
  • French Marigolds prefer well-draining, fertile soil. Amend the soil with organic matter like compost before planting to enhance soil quality.
  • Sow seeds directly into the soil or in containers. Plant them at a depth of around ¼ inch (0.6 cm) and lightly cover with soil.
  • Space French Marigold plants about 8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 cm) apart to allow for their compact growth habit and adequate airflow between plants.
  • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during germination. Once established, water when the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil feels dry.
  • Apply mulch around the base of plants to retain soil moisture and suppress weed growth. Mulching also helps in maintaining a consistent soil temperature.
  • French Marigolds are not heavy feeders but benefit from a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer applied during planting or monthly during the growing season.
  • Remove spent flowers regularly to encourage continuous blooming. Pruning leggy growth can help maintain a neat appearance and promote more flowers.
  • French Marigolds are generally hardy but might benefit from shade during intense heat or protection from strong winds, which can damage delicate blooms.
  • French Marigolds are relatively pest-resistant but monitor for pests like aphids or spider mites. Address any issues promptly with organic pest control methods.
  • Harvest French Marigold flowers for fresh-cut bouquets. Regularly cutting blooms encourages more flowers and maintains a tidy appearance.
  • In colder regions, French Marigolds are annuals. Consider collecting seeds from mature flowers for planting in the next growing season.
  • Regularly monitor the plants for signs of stress, pests, or nutrient deficiencies. Adjust watering and care practices based on their needs.
  • French Marigolds work well as companion plants, deterring certain pests with their scent. Plant them near tomatoes, eggplants, or peppers to help repel nematodes and other harmful insects.
  • Marigolds, including French varieties, attract beneficial insects like ladybugs and hoverflies, contributing to a healthier garden ecosystem.
  • The petals of French Marigold flowers are edible and can be used as a colorful garnish in salads or desserts. Ensure they’re pesticide-free if using for culinary purposes.
  • French Marigolds are excellent container plants. Plant them in pots or containers with well-draining soil to add vibrant colors to balconies or patios.
  • Consider drying French Marigold flowers for decorative purposes. Hang harvested blooms upside down in a dry, well-ventilated area for several weeks.
  • French Marigolds can be used for educational purposes, teaching children about seed germination and plant life cycles due to their relatively quick growth from seed.
  • 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.
  • While primarily attractive to butterflies and bees, French Marigolds can also serve as a nectar source for other pollinators, enhancing garden biodiversity.
  • French Marigolds have a distinctive aroma that some people find unpleasant. Consider their scent when planning their placement in the garden or landscape.
  • Allow some flowers to fully mature and develop seeds. Harvest these seeds for future plantings or share them with fellow gardeners.
  • French Marigolds can be planted on slopes or areas prone to erosion, thanks to their dense foliage and strong root systems, helping stabilize the soil.

Additional information

size

30gm 3gm

Seed Count

200

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