Yellow Marigolds are so gorgeous that they demand a second look! Marigolds are robust, trouble-free plants that establish easily in any garden.
Latin name : Tagetes
Common Name: Marigold
Type of Plant : Flower
Sun Exposure : Full Sun
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Clay
Marigolds require lots of sunshine.Although they grow in almost any soil, marigolds thrive in moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Sow them directly into the garden once the soil is warm space tall marigolds 2 to 3 feet apart; lower-growing ones about a foot apart. If planting in containers, use a soil-based potting mix.
- Germination from large, easily handled seeds is rapid, and blooms should appear within a few weeks of sowing.
- If the spent blossoms are deadheaded, the plants will continue to bloom profusely.
- When you water marigolds, allow the soil to dry somewhat between watering, then water well, then repeat the process.
- Do not water marigolds from overhead. Water at the base of the plant.
- Do not fertilize marigolds. Too rich a diet stimulates lush foliage at the expense of flowers. Marigolds bloom better and more profusely in poor soil.
For years, farmers have included the open-pollinated African marigold ‘Crackerjack’ in chicken feed to make egg yolks a darker yellow.