A popular favorite as well as a winner in trial gardens across the country. Also the AAS winner that made one of the judges exclaim, “I would love to have this in my yard!” A truly beautiful and exceptional marigold with richly coloured burgundy and gold blooms on a compact 25-30 cm (10-12 in) plant. Super-easy to grow and a tireless bloomer!
Seed directly into the garden after the soil has warmed in the spring. For earlier blooms start seed 4 weeks in advance of intended date for moving plants to the garden. Press seed into soil, do not cover. Germinates best at 22 C (74 F) usually in 7-10 days. Reduce growing temperature to 18 C (65 F). Fertilize every 2 weeks with 10-52-17 and liquid seaweed for strong healthy plants. Garden spacing 25 cm (10in) apart.