Signet Marigold Golden Gem (Coated)

Signet Marigold Golden Gem (Coated)

SKU: FL2945
Small single blooms make airy mounds above lacy foliage. Consider this marigold for xeriscaping, as it has good drought resistance. Height: 40cm (15"). Read More

Exposure Full sun

Season Cool season

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More details about Signet Marigold Golden Gem (Coated)

Tagetes tenuifolia. An intense citrus aroma fills the air when you brush by these marigolds along a path or in hanging baskets. Small single blooms make airy mounds above lacy foliage. Plant Signet Golden Gem marigold seeds in the spring and use the edible flowers in salads, desserts and fancy drinks. While all marigold flower petals are technically edible, Signet Golden Gem is by far the best-tasting marigold. As its colour might suggest, it has a faintly citrus flavour that actually enhances salads. Golden Gem is slow to bloom so start early. Bright lemon-yellow blooms flower until heavy frost. Consider this marigold for xeriscaping, as it has good drought resistance. Height: 40cm (15").

Annual

Quick Facts:

    • Edible flower petals
    • Drought resistant
    • Nice in hanging baskets
    • Height to 40cm (15")

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All About Signet Marigold Golden Gem (Coated)

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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