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Mr Fothergill's Marigold (African) Crackerjack
Tagetes erecta - Marigold (African) Crackerjack
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The perfect bedding plant, this variety produces massive double blooms in striking shades of orange and yellow which continue throughout summer. A half hardy annual, flowering the same year. Prefers a sunny position.

Colour — Mixed
Growth Height — 75cm
Flower Colour — White
Flowering Period — Summer, Autumn, Spring
Light Requirements — Full sun
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Sow in flowering position, thinning seedlings if necessary. Deadhead to prolong flowering season. In cooler seasons or climates you can also sow in pots or trays of seed compost. Maintain gentle warmth, and keep the compost moist, but not saturated. Thin (prick out) to other trays when seedlings are large enough to handle. Harden off before planting out in late spring.

Watering needs

Keep the soil moist, but not saturated.

Pruning Advice

Deadhead your plant to prolong the flowering season.