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Easy Choice

Easy Choice

Variety is easy-to-grow.

Edible Flowers

Edible Flowers

Variety's Flowers may be consumed.

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets

Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.

Giant Yellow

Giant YellowMarigold Seed


Product ID: 1884

Tall, strong stems for great cut flowers.

Large flower heads, avg. 3", sit atop sturdy plants. These Giant marigolds are prolific producers for cuts as well as excellent garden performers. Also known as African marigold, American marigold, and Aztec 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. 36-40". Avg. 11,300 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.

Product Price Qty
1884Packet  $3.95 
1884250 Seeds  $8.15 
1884500 Seeds  $14.30 
18841,000 Seeds  $25.90 
18845,000 Seeds  $110.15 
Backordered until 11/17/15

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   70-90

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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Easy Choice   Edible Flowers   Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets  

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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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