Linnaeus Burning Embers

Quick Facts:

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

Linnaeus Burning Embers

Description:

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

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0.25g (approx. 150 seeds) FL4023A $3.49 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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Quick Facts:

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

How To Grow

Marigolds are annual flowers that are easy to grow from seed and resilient. They can be grown in the garden, in containers, and they play a role in Companion Planting. Some even have edible flowers! Learn how to grow Marigolds from seed, and they will earn a place in your garden every year.

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

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun

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

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.