Marigold 'Crackerjack Mix' Seeds

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Marigold 'Crackerjack Mix' - 30x Seeds

Marigold Crackerjack (African) Tagetes erecta is the perfect bedding, cut flower and border plant. This variety has an upright and full growth habit and produces massive double blooms in striking shades of orange and yellow, which continue throughout the summer. Marigold Crackerjack is an annual flowering the same year as it was planted. Recommended for containers as well as beds & borders. This varierty will grow to 75cm. 

Marigolds are a wonderful flower to plant in your garden, but they also serve many purposes as companion plants in Vegetable gardens. Used to attract many parasitic insects that help protect your garden and are excellent for suppressing nematodes and other unwanted bugs in the garden. They make an excellent companion plant and is known to be one of the best suppressants of twitch or couch grass. 

Marigold petals can be added to salads and make lovely edible garnish on cakes and other dishes. The leaves can be eaten and do not taste as strong as they smell. They can be used to colour cheeses and butter and added to herbal teas.  

Adaptable to most garden soils in an open sunny position. Self seeds easily.

Sowing method: Sow directly or raise seedlings and plant out
Sowing Depth: 6mm
When: Spring & Summer
Germination: 4-10 days at temperatures between 20-26°C
Hardiness  Hardy half annual
Spacing Between Plants: 30cm
Plant Height: 25-30cm
Planting Position: Full or part sun in well drained soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 80-90 days

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