French Marigold, Red Cherry Marigold Tagetes patula Red Cherry Marigold

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Botanical Name:

Tagetes patula Red Cherry Marigold








Red Cherry Marigold

Common Name:

French Marigold, Red Cherry Marigold

Seeds Per Pound:
2.07 lb
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Flowers are mahogany red with golden edges.
In Stock: 2.07 lb
  • Tagetes patula Red Cherry Marigold

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 67 seeds)
10 gram (~ 4085 seeds)
1 oz (~ 11582 seeds)
1 lb (~ 185306 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, lightly mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* The French marigold ( Tagetes patula ) is a species in the daisy family ( Asteraceae ). more...
* Secretions from the roots of growing plants have an insecticidal effect on the soil, effective against nematodes and to some extent against keeled slugs. These secretions are produced about 3 - 4 months after sowing. The whole plant is harvested when in flower and distilled for its essential oil.The oil is used in perfumery, it is blended with sandalwood oil to produce 'attar genda' perfume. About 35 kilos of oil can be extracted from 1 hectare of the plant (yielding 2,500 kilos of flowers and 25,000 kilos of herbage). The whole plant contains substances that are toxic to cockroaches. The growing plant repels whitefly and can be grown near tomatoes to keep that crop free of the insect. more...
Long description:

Wikipedia states: The flower is an annual, growing to 0.5m by 0.3m. It is in flower from July to October, and the seeds ripen in September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (having both male and female organs) and are pollinated by insects. They are noted for attracting wildlife. The leaves of the marigold are coated with oily glands that produce a pungent scent.


Used mainly as an edging plant on herbaceous borders, it is a low growing plant with flowers of blended red and yellow in most varieties. Liquid concentrate from the flower and leaves is said to be used medicinally in eastern culture to stop nasal bleeding. ===Colouring=== In addition to colouring foods, yellow dye from the flowers is also used to colour textiles.

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