Sugar and Spice

Quick Facts:

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

Sugar and Spice

Description:

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

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
0.2g (approx. 60 seeds) FL4021A $3.49 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
1g (approx. 300 seeds) FL4021B $4.69 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
5g (approx. 1500 seeds) FL4021C $8.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
25g (approx. 7500 seeds) FL4021D $25.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
100g (approx. 30000 seeds) FL4021E $80.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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Quick Facts:

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

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.