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Kilimanjaro White African Marigold Seeds

Kilimanjaro White African Marigold Seeds

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~0.2 g (~48 seeds)
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It took 21 years and thousands of dollars to develop a white marigold that made its debut in 1975. By growing 'Kilimanjaro White', you become a part of the horticultural history and determination that led this seed to your very garden. An awe-inspiring color in the world of marigolds, these 2½" vanilla-white blossoms make a fabulous contrast in any garden and cut-flower arrangement. They have a lovely, sweet scent; different from other marigolds. Edible petals with a slightly bitter, citrusy/spice flavor make a pretty garnish on rice, salads, or desserts. Marigolds attract butterflies and are fairly drought tolerant.

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Variety Info

Family: Asteraceae

Type: African Marigold (Learn more)

Native: Mexico and South America

Hardiness: Annual

Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Plant Dimensions: 18" tall

Variety Info: 2"–3" creamy white blooms

Attributes: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower, Good for Containers

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–80°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 5–14 Days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 9"–12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 9"–12"