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Marigold 'Naughty Marietta'
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Marigold 'Naughty Marietta'

Tagetes patula
These spun-gold and garnet single flowers are an eye-catching addition to cottage gardens, vegetable gardens too. An antique variety with varying heights that gives an informal look, so perfect with the dark leaves of 'Bull's Blood' beet, Rainbow chard and more.
SKU #S781
$3.25
Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
175
Lifecycle
Annual
Annual Hardiness
Half Hardy Annual
Mature Size
8-10" h x 8-10" w
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Rich, moist, well-drained
Season
Summer to fall
Color
Bright golden sunny yellow splashed with deep red
Features
Scented Leaves
Great for containers
Great Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Heat or Drought Tolerant
Attracts Butterfly
Attracts Bees
Attracts Beneficial Insects
Notable
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SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
Just cover
Sprout Time:
4-14 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
Great for low borders, edging and containers. A cottage garden inhabitant, It is especially beneficial in the veggie garden, where they will naturally repel insect pests and harmful nematodes in the soil, while attracting beneficials. Space about 8" apart. Pinch back when seedlings reach about 6" tall to encourage bushiness. Deadhead regularly for continued bloom.
Final Spacing:
8"
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:
Fully opened flowers