Flowers Marigold

Lemon Star

Marigold Seed

Product ID: 1979

Unique, bicolor Gem-type marigold.

Hundreds of petite flowers cover neat, low mounds of lacy foliage with a citrusy scent. ¾-1¼" flowers are lemon yellow with a maroon star-shaped pattern in the center. Long-blooming for beds, borders and containers.

Ht. 12-18". Avg. 39,300 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.

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Packet

$4.10
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1/16 Ounce

$5.90
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1/4 Ounce

$8.35
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1/2 Ounce

$14.65
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1 Ounce

$24.80
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1 Pound

$358.95
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Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 4-7 days at 75-80°F (24-27°C).

SOWING: Transplant: Sow 4 weeks before last frost, or 8 weeks before for flowering packs. Lightly cover the seed. Keep soil surface moist until emergence. Transplant to cell packs
or larger containers when true leaves appear. Harden off and transplant outside when the danger of frost has passed. Direct seed: After last frost, sow 1/4" deep. Thin when true leaves appear.

NOTES: High temperatures can cause plants to stall, and temporarily decline in growth and bloom.
Deadhead regularly to increase blooms.
Pinch to make the plants bushier.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average soil. Feed moderately.

PLANT SPACING: 8-18". French Marigold: 8-12". Gem Marigold: 12". African Marigold: 12-18".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Flowers are fully open but still have tight centers.

USES:
Beds, borders, mass plantings, containers, and window boxes. Cut flower ('Giant' series). Edible flower. Bedding plant ('Durango' and 'Queen Sophia').

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Tagetes spp.


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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Tagetes tenuifolia
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
60 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Fragrant Fragrant
Variety is highly fragrant.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's flowers may be consumed.
Attracts Beneficial Insects Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.
Grows Well in Containers Edible Flowers Fragrant Attracts Beneficial Insects