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Marigold 'Starfire'

Tagetes tenuifolia, Signet Marigold

Half-hardy Annual

Dwarf, compact and neat plants. The flowers in a rich colour range are produced in abundance superb for bedding, edging and containers. Flowers early summer to frost. Height 15-20cm (6-8in).

Culinary note: The citrus tasting flowers have many uses, try them in salads, sandwiches or seafood dishes too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
patio
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September, October
Sowing Months:
March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (300 marigold seeds)

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    • £2.99
Sow in spring at 21-24C (70-75F) in a good seed compost, Just cover the seed with compost and keep the soil damp but not wet. Germination usually takes 5-14 days.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow in cooler conditions. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 12in apart in a sunny spot.

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