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Edible Flowers

Edible Flowers

Variety's Flowers may be consumed.



Variety is highly fragrant.

Grows Well in Containers

Grows Well in Containers

Variety does well when grown in a container.

Lemon Gem

Lemon GemMarigold Seed


Product ID: 1410

Bite-size for use as edible garnish.

Hundreds of petite flowers cover neat, low mounds of lacy foliage with a citrusy scent. Long-blooming for beds, borders and containers where it attracts beneficial insects such as hoverflies. Leaves of the plant are edible and are used as flavorful salad greens and garnish. Also known as signet 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. 10-12". Avg. 38,500 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.

Product Price Qty
1410Packet  $3.95 
14101/16 Ounce  $5.60 
14101/4 Ounce  $7.90 
14101/2 Ounce  $13.90 
14101 Ounce  $23.50 
14101 Pound  $340.00 
Backordered until 01/12/16

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   60

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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Edible Flowers   Fragrant   Grows Well in Containers  

Shipping Information & Notes

Edible flowers dress up salads or can be cooked in egg or rice dishes.

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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