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Marigold 'Konstance'
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Marigold 'Konstance'

Tagetes patula x erecta
Molten bronze-edged petals meld with the red hot coloring of this classic late summer annual. Earthily pungent dark green foliage and sturdy growth produce the most flowers if a low nitrogen, bloom booster fertilizer is used.
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Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
105
Lifecycle
Annual
Annual Hardiness
Half Hardy Annual
Mature Size
14" h x 14" w
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Regular to rich, moist, well-drained
Season
Summer to fall
Color
Orange edged mahogany
Features
Scented Leaves
Great for containers
Great Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Heat or Drought Tolerant
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Attracts Beneficial Insects
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
Just cover
Sprout Time:
7-21 days
Seed To Bloom:
8-10 weeks
Starting Indoors:
Sow 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow seeds thinly and keep at 65-75°F.
Starting Outdoors:
Direct sow after last frost.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
After last frost.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Marigold 'Konstance' is a freely blooming triploid hybrid with vigor to spare and unbothered by hot summers, continuing in full bloom. Pinch back when seedlings reach about 6" tall to encourage bushiness. Deadhead regularly.
Final Spacing:
1'
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
About 1" per week, though it will tolerate some drought once established.
Soil pH:
Prefers slightly acidic to neutral.
Fertilizer:
Mix in about an inch or two of compost or some organic granular fertilizer when transplanting. Flowers well with little added fertilizer, too much and foliage will be lush and flowers less abundant.
Diseases & Pests:
Be sure to space properly to increase air circulation and avoid fungal issues such as leaf spot. Japanese beetles can be hand-picked into a bowl of soapy water. If insects such as spider mites, aphids, thrips, or whiteflies are an issue, treat with an insecticidal soap.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Harvest when fowers are fully open.