Botanical Name: Tagetes erecta Inca II Series; Family: Asteraceae
Height: 12 - 18 inches tall.
Spacing: 8 - 10 inches.
Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inch.
Spread: 12 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun.
Color: Mix of colors. Vibrant shades of gold, orange and yellow.
Foliage: Green foliage.
Blooms: Spring through Summer.
Soil Requirements: Average soil with good drainage.
Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
Seed Count: Approximately 40 seeds per packet.
Pruning: Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom.
Size: Up to 5 inch blossoms.
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.