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Marigold Seeds - Crackerjack

Botanical - Tagetes erecta


Seed Count:
200 Seeds
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200 Seeds.

Other Names - African Marigolds…

Crackerjack marigold is a compact annual producing large fully double pompom-like flower heads around 10 - 12 cm across. This African variety is ideal for cut flowers and offers a wide variety of shades from golden yellow to tangerine orange.

  • Compact annual.
  • Produces fully double flowers.
  • Excellent colour.

Suitable For - Bedding plants, flowers for cutting, hanging baskets

Sowing Months - March - April

Flowering Months - June - October

Soil Preperation

To help with moisture retention the plants will benefit from having some organic matter adding to the area a few weeks before planting. Remove weeds, especially perennial weeds from the area.

General Information
Habit Annual Soil type Moderately fertile, well drained soil
Type African Distance between plants 30 cm
Position Full sun Sowing depth 5 mm
Average height 50 - 60 cm Germination Temperature 18 to 23℃
Average spread 45 cm Days to germination 7 - 15 days
Hardiness Half hardy down to 0 RHS Bee friendly No
Soil Ph   RHS Award winner No

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow Marigold seeds onto damp compost in containers, trays or modules.
Lightly cover the seeds with some fine compost or vermiculite.
Place the container in a clear polythene bag and seal or if preferred place in a propagator.
Once germination has started remove the container from the bag or propagator. Move to a location with good daylight and a reduced temperature. Keep the vulnerable seedlings away from frost.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle prick out into individual 7 - 10 cm diameter pots.
Grow on in a well lit location until the plants are strong and a good size. Plant out at the distance suggested above when all risk of frost has passed.
Before planting out harden off over 7 - 10 days to acclimatize the plants to the outdoor temperature.

Direct Sowing

Sow the seeds directly in a well prepared seed bed in spring where the flowers are to grow once all risk of frost has passed. Transplant the seedlings when large enough to handle to 30 - 40 cm apart.

Growing On

Water the plants well after planting out until established.
Feed and water regularly in the growing season to encourage more flowers to grow.
If growing in containers use a loam-based potting compost such as John Innes No. 2. In the height of the growing season feed the plants weekly and water frequently in hot weather.


Dead-head frequently to prolong the flowering season.

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