Sugar and Spice

Sugar and Spice

SKU: FL4021
Medium tall plants with dark green, feathery foliage and very upright growth. Atop each 40cm (16") tall plant grows a large, exquisite, fully double flower with creamy white petals. The carnation-like flowers really are stunning and up to 5cm (2") wide. Read More

Exposure Full Sun

Matures 49-63 days

Season Spring

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More details about Sugar and Spice

Tagetes erecta. Plant Sugar and Spice marigold seeds for medium tall plants with dark green, feathery foliage and very upright growth. Atop each 40cm (16") tall plant grows a large, exquisite, fully double flower with creamy white petals. The carnation-like flowers really are stunning and up to 5cm (2") wide. They look fabulous in containers or direct in the flower bed. Be sure to remove all spent flowers and more will appear. Sugar and Spice marigold is the result of extensive selective breeding, and grows vigorously. Expect bushier, more upright growth, with more stunning creamy white flowers than any other variety.

Annual

Quick Facts:

    • Half-hardy annual
    • Beautiful, large flowers
    • Exceptional, cream colour
    • Plant height to 40cm (16")

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All About Sugar and Spice

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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