Linnaeus Burning Embers

Linnaeus Burning Embers

SKU: FL4023
Linnaeus Burning Embers is lovely in containers or scattered throughout the vegetable garden. It attracts beneficial insects while at the same time repelling pests. Height to 60-90cm (24-36"). Read More

Exposure Full Sun

Matures 56-70 days

Season Spring

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More details about Linnaeus Burning Embers

Tagetes patula. Linnaeus Burning Embers marigold is lovely in containers or scattered throughout the vegetable garden. It attracts beneficial insects while at the same time repelling pests. This historic heirloom flower has been grown in the Linnaeus Gardens in Uppsala, Sweden for many years, and is named after Carl Linnaeus, the father of Latin binomial species names. Start Linnaeus Burning Embers marigold seeds indoors, or direct sow around two weeks before the last frost date. Deadhead (remove spent flowers) regularly for a tidier look and to prolong the growing season. Height to 60-90cm (24-36").

Annual

Quick Facts:

    • Annual
    • Vivid, fiery blooms
    • Deer resistant
    • Great in containers
    • Edible flower petals

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All About Linnaeus Burning Embers

Latin

Latin
Tagetes patula, T. erecta, & T. tennuifolia
Family: Asteraceae

Season & Zone

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun

Timing

Timing
Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, or direct sow 2 weeks before last frost. If starting indoors, just cover the seeds with vermiculite and provide a soil temperature of 21-25°C (70-75°F). Seeds should sprout in 4-14 days at that temperature.

Starting

Starting
Marigolds are somewhat prone to damping off. As a precaution, just cover the small seeds with vermiculite, water from below, and provide ventilation in the room. Space plants in the garden 30-45cm (12-18″) apart. Dwarf varieties can be spaced 15cm (6″) apart.

Growing

Growing
Pinch the growing tips to encourage branching. This prevents tall, spindly plants. Dead head regularly throughout the growing season.

Companion Planting

Companion Planting
French Marigolds (Tagetes patula) produce chemicals that kill soil nematodes and repel whitefly. Avoid planting them near beans. Mexican Marigolds (T. minuta) have the same effect, and may repel rabbits.

More on Companion Planting.

How to Grow Marigolds

Step 1: Timing

Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, or direct sow 2 weeks before last frost. If starting indoors, just cover the seeds with vermiculite and provide a soil temperature of 21-25°C (70-75°F). Seeds should sprout in 4-14 days at that temperature.

Step 2: Starting

Marigolds are somewhat prone to damping off. As a precaution, just cover the small seeds with vermiculite, water from below, and provide ventilation in the room. Space plants in the garden 30-45cm (12-18″) apart. Dwarf varieties can be spaced 15cm (6″) apart.

Step 3: Growing

Pinch the growing tips to encourage branching. This prevents tall, spindly plants. Dead head regularly throughout the growing season.

Tip!

Companion Planting: French Marigolds (Tagetes patula) produce chemicals that kill soil nematodes and repel whitefly. Avoid planting them near beans. Mexican Marigolds (T. minuta) have the same effect, and may repel rabbits.

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