Flowers Marigold

White Swan
(F1) Marigold Seed

Product ID: 4641

New! Creamy white marigold.

2–3" cream-colored, fully double, uniform blooms borne on productive, sturdy, uniform plants. High-quality blooms produce a mild, sweet marshmallow fragrance, without the typical strong marigold scent. More compact plants than those from the Giant and Coco™ marigold series. White Swan is significantly taller and higher quality than all other white marigolds in our trials. 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. 28–36". Avg. 9,200 seeds/oz. Packet: 25 seeds.
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$5.95
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100 Seeds

$16.00
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$65.00
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$98.00
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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 4-7 days at 75-80°F (24-27°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow into 72-cell flats 4-6 weeks before last frost, lightly covering seed. Harden-off and transplant out after last frost. For flowering in packs, sow 8 weeks before desired bloom time. Direct seed - After last frost, sow 1/4" deep. Pinching encourages branching. NOTES: High temperatures can cause plants to stall, and temporarily decline in growth and bloom. Deadhead regularly to increase blooms.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT: Varies.

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.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average soil. Feed moderately. pH: 6.0-7.5 preferred.

USES: Beds, borders, mass plantings, containers, and window boxes. Edible flowers, cut flowers (tall varieties).

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Tagetes spp.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Tagetes erecta

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.

65 - 75 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.

Hybrid (F1)

Product Features

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
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.

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Fragrant Grows Well in Containers Edible Flowers