Not every garden can handle a jolt of brilliant orange, but if you find delight in hot colors, ‘Kees’ Orange’ African marigold (Tagetes erecta) could be an excellent complement to your plantings. It generally reaches about 2 feet tall (maybe 3 or more in rich soil with ample moisture), with large, poofy, petal-packed blooms from early or midsummer to frost on bushy, upright plants.. The whole plant is strongly scented: fantastic if you enjoy the smell of marigolds in the garden but perhaps a bit too much if you’re thinking of bringing the blooms indoors (they do look terrific when cut, though!). Full sun. Annual.
Collected starting in late August 2022. At least 15 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.