Tagetes patula

var. Sparky mix

French Marigold, Sparky Mix Marigold

Flowers are a mix of gold, orange, red, yellow or bi-colored.
In Stock: 2 lb (Total:2lb)
  • Tagetes patula Sparky mix

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Tagetes patula Sparky mix


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Growing Info

Scarification: none required
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, lightly mulch the seed bed.

Discover the versatile French marigold, Tagetes patula var. Sparky mix! This species in the daisy family not only has beautiful flowers of blended red and yellow, but also has secretions from its roots that have an insecticidal effect on the soil, making them effective against nematodes and keeled slugs. The whole plant is harvested when in flower and distilled for its essential oil, which is used in perfumery and blended with sandalwood oil to produce 'attar genda' perfume. The plant also contains substances toxic to cockroaches, repels whitefly, and attracts wildlife. In addition, the flowers can be used as a yellow dye for food and textiles. Perfect as an edging plant, Sparky mix French marigold will stun your garden with its beautiful blooms and numerous benefits! Learn more about this amazing plant at plants.usda.gov.

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