Tagetes erecta 'Man on the Moon' / African Marigold / Seeds

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Tagetes erecta 'Man on the Moon' / African Marigold / Seeds

A creamy white variety of African Marigold, with double flowers from June/July to September.  This variety was introduced in the 1960s in the USA when work was done to breed cream and white varieties of Marigold.  These are good strong bushy plants growing to a height of 50-60cm and good for edging, front of borders and pots. 

African Marigolds grow best in sun and well-drained soil.


Pack of 40 seeds.  Sow in spring for planting out after the last frost.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.

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Hardiness Half hardy annual (RHS Hardiness H2)
Flowers June/July to September
Height 50-60cm
Spread 20-40cm
Conditions  Sun and well drained soils
Sow Sow in spring. Sow in a tray or pots of moist seed compost and cover lightly with compost or vermiculite.  Keep at 20-25C and seedlings emerge in 1-3 weeks.  Pot on seedlings when they are big enough to handle.  Pinch out the growing tips of young plants to encourage a bushy habit.  Plant out after the last frost into the garden or containers. 
Grow Deadhead plants to prolong flowering.  Water plants during dry spells.  Feed container grown plants once a week.  Protect plants against slugs and snails.  Spidermites can attack plants under glass. Plants die down after flowering in the autumn when they should be removed.  Sow seeds again in spring.