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Edible Flowers

Edible Flowers

Variety's Flowers may be consumed.

Grows Well in Containers

Grows Well in Containers

Variety does well when grown in a container.

Durango Outback Mix

Durango Outback MixMarigold Seed


Product ID: 1821

Extra-large blooms with outstanding uniformity.

Highly branching plants. A good choice for packs, pots, and garden planting. Bloom size is 2-2 1/2". Attracts beneficial insects such as hoverflies. Also known as French marigold.

•Edible Flowers: Use the flowers to dress up salads and desserts or cooked in egg or rice dishes. Flavor is floral with hints of citrus and spice, and slightly bitter. Remove the petals from the flower base before consuming as the base can be quite bitter.

Ht. 8-12". Avg. 9,900 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.

Product Price Qty
1821Packet  $3.95 
1821500 Seeds  $7.65 
18211,000 Seeds  $12.10 
18215,000 Seeds  $48.45 

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Days to Maturity or Bloom:   50

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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Edible Flowers   Grows Well in Containers  

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Growing 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, so 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.


SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average soil. Feed moderately.


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


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

Beds, borders, mass plantings, containers, and window boxes. Cut flower and edible flower (Gem series). Bedding plant ('Durango' and 'Queen Sophia').

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