African Marigold 'Crackerjack Blend'
Botanical Name: Tagetes erecta
Native: Mexico and South America
Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall
Variety Information: 4" blooms in tangerine orange, rich gold, and lemony yellow.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Blooms summer to frost, although may take a break in extreme heat.
Attributes: Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower, Good for Containers, Rabbit Resistant
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–80°F.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 5–14 days
Seed Depth: ¼"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18"
Thinning: When 1" tall thin to 1 every 18"
Harvesting: For the longest vase-life, harvest in the morning, choosing flowers that are half-open.