French Marigold Seeds; organic + heirloom

French Marigold Seeds; organic + heirloom

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One seed packet filled with wild magic: heirloom organic seeds grown and collected by hand on our small scale farm. For expert and aspiring gardeners. An environmentally conscious alternative to conventional seed.

In an effort to save on paper and ink, planting instructions can be found below. Printed instructions are available by selecting the option for our planting information postcard. A beautiful postcard including the main listing photo for this seed variety, plus detailed planting instructions on the back.

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{mixed french marigold}
Tagetes patula
50+ seeds

A mix of french marigold seeds including orange, yellow, and red-orange. Marigolds are essential for the organic gardener, serving as a living natural repellent for many insects. Marigolds are a companion plant to all vegetables. They attract bees and butterflies as well as serving to repel unwanted insects in the garden such as Tomato Hornworm, Colorado Potato Beetle, and Squash Bugs. Not a vegetable gardener? Marigolds look and smell beautiful in any flower or container garden.

Shorter and not as upright as African Marigolds, French Marigolds form mounds that are often wider than they are tall. These aromatic annuals are easy to grow and brighten the garden with their cheerful shades of yellow, orange and red.

{planting information}
Days to Germination: 3-14 days
Lifecycle: annual
Zone: 3-10
Sunlight: full sun
Height: 0.5 to 1.25 feet
Spread: 0.5 to 1.25 feet
Bloom time: mid-summer, late summer, early fall, mid-fall
Special characteristics: deer resistant, non-aggressive, non-invasive, native to North America - Mexico, fragrant, tolerates frost.
Attracts: butterflies, hummingbirds

{how to plant}
Sow seeds outdoors 1/8" deep where desired after frost danger has passed, or start indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost. Keep well watered to ensure proper germination.

Seeds are packaged in 100% recycled, 20% post-consumer waste brown kraft envelopes. Thank you for recycling again.