Botanical Name: Tagetes erecta Inca II Series; Family: Asteraceae
Height: 12-18 inches tall
Spacing: 8-10 inches
Depth: 1/4-1/2 inch
Sun/Shade: Full Sun.
Color: Mix of colors.
Soil Requirements: Average soil with good drainage.
Seed Count: Approximately 40 seeds per packet.
Pruning: Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom.
Comments: Seeds may be sown outside where plants are to grow after all danger of frost has passed or sow indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date. Use sterile seed starting medium and maintain the temperature at 70-75 degrees F. African marigolds (erecta) should be started 8-10 weeks before setting out. Plant in average soil with good drainage. Keep faded flowers picked for continual bloom and to induce bushiness. Comments If they are sown before the end of March, they can flower in 60 days. Great disease resistance. Among the largest flowering marigolds. Fully double flowers.