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Crackerjack African Marigold Seeds

Crackerjack African Marigold Seeds

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If you want a large, majestic marigold, Crackerjack is a superior blend with a mounding form, consistent height, and sturdy flower stalks. The 4" blooms in tangerine orange, rich gold, and lemony yellow will brighten up your flower bed, path edges, and large container plantings. They make radiant, long-lasting cut flowers and are so easy to grow from seed. African Marigold petals are edible with a slightly bitter, citrusy/spice flavor. They make a pretty garnish on rice, salads, or desserts. For a dazzling contrast, plant next to blue or dark purple flowers. Be prepared for butterflies to visit!

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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: 24"–36" tall

Variety Info: 4" blooms in tangerine orange, rich gold, and lemony yellow.

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

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 18"

Thinning: When 1" tall thin to 1 every 18"

Growing Info

Harvesting: For the longest vase-life, harvest in the morning, choosing flowers that are half-open. Change vase water frequently.