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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Tagetes spp.
Plant type: warm-season annual
Height: 6 inches or up to 3 feet
Location and soil: sun; average, well-drained soil
Uses: cutting, bedding, borders, background, edging, containers
Bloom time: summer
Color range: burgundy, ivory, orange, yellow, white
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 7 days
Germination temp.: 75-80 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: just cover
Needs light or dark to germinate: -
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 8-10 inches (dwarf varieties); 18 inches (tall varieties)
Growing On...
Growing tips: triploid hybrids are generous bloomers, but the seeds are sterile; plant leggy seedlings deep - they'll root along the stems; remove spent blooms for appearance and to promote more blooms; very easy to grow; fall sowing in zones 9-10

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