France’s Choice Marigold (Tagetes patula)Beginning in midsummer the dark green branches of this French marigold give way to 1-“1.5 flowers of a fiery burnt orange and glittering gold. An excellent companion of many vegetables where they aromatically repel pests. Makes a nice cut flower with distinctly aromatic leaves and flowers. Can be deadheaded for continuous blooms even after the first light fall frosts. These are tall plants (3-4') that benefit from some staking by the heart of summer.
50 seeds per packet $4.45
Planting Instructions: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Broadcast seed on top of soil and lightly cover with dome or plastic film until emergence. Keep under full light and harden plants off 7-10 days before lining out