250 African Marigold Crackerjack Mix Seeds Tagetes erecta

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Crackerjack is an heirloom, African Marigold that grows to 36 inches tall. The fluffy, carnation-like flowers come in shades of gold, orange and yellow. Recommended for beds & borders and the cutting garden. Also useful for control of insect pests in the vegetable garden.


Name: African Marigold Crackerjack
Scientific Name: Tagetes erecta
Color: Yellow/Gold/Orange
Hardiness Zones: 3-9
Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost or Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost
Plant Height: 28-36"
Plant Spacing: 18 - 24"
Cycle: Annual
Bloom Season - Summer-Fall
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil & Water Preferences: Average
Other: Attracts bees, birds, & butterflies,

Sowing: Direct sow in spring, planting just below the surface of the soil. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination. This plant can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost of spring; these seeds germinate best in high humidity and temperatures around 70 degrees F. Germination usually occurs within 5-10 days.

Growing: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established; mature plants tolerate some drought, though watering them in especially dry weather will increase their bloom. Pinch back the growing stems to encourage bushiness. Deadheading will cause continued blooming. This plant attracts bees and butterflies, and will self-seed in good growing conditions. It makes an excellent choice for a border plant or for growing in containers.

All multiple orders of the same seed are put in the same bag. For example if you order 500 beefsteak tomato seeds x 3 then 1500 seeds will be put in the same bag. We do not send out 3 individual bags with 500 in each. This goes for all seeds unless they are listings of different seeds.


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