A beautiful mix of reds, pinks, greens and burgundy! This giant African Marigold is popular with gardeners coast to coast. Big double blooms come in shades of lemon yellow to deep orange and the 30-inch plants are profuse.
Start seeds indoors 3 to 4 weeks before setting out after frost; or sow seeds in place outdoors at about the last frost in spring. In either case, sow in fine, moist soil and cover lightly. Germination is accelerated by warm temperatures. If kept moist, seedlings will appear within a few days.
Final position in the garden should be in full sun. Allow about 1 foot from one plant to its neighbor, as these are big plants. Thrives in summer heat.