Dainty blossoms all summer in a tricolor mix, unlike common Marigolds
We finally have added a unique white marigold; this variety has lovely 2-inch creamy-white blooms that really stand out in a crowd.
White marigolds were long in the making; in fact, Burpee Seed Company spent 56 years of searching and breeding before finding success. After years of trying, David Burpee offered $10,000 to the first home gardener who sent in the right seeds to help make a real white variety; thousands of gardeners responded for years. One lady, Alice Vonk of Sully, Iowa, sent seeds for 21 years, and in 1975, Burpee awarded her the coveted prize for her work—after the company had spent 56 years and $250,000 testing during the contest years. Now there are several white varieties, including this beauty.Asteraceae Tagetes erecta
African/American Marigolds (T. erecta) are taller plants that can grow to be 3' tall. They have larger blossoms, but their flowering period is shorter than French Marigolds.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 50-60 (Spring/Summer)
- Growing Habit
These were originally tropical plants and don’t like cold weather or frost.
- Spring Transplant, Summer
- Growing Season
- Short, Long
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Warm, Hot
This tropical plant grows naturally in zones 9 to 11, but can be grown in colder climates as an annual.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 60°F - 95°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Don’t plant out until soil is at least 60˚ F, preferably higher.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Warm, Hot)
Marigolds need full sun for best growth. They won't grow nearly as well in part shade and flowering will be delayed.
Marigolds are somewhat drought tolerant, but flower best if the soil is slightly moist (not wet though).
Marigolds aren't very hungry plants and growing them in rich soil can actually result in lush growth at the expense of flowers.
- High heat
- Small Gardens?
Marigold is well suited to container growing.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Creamy White
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
Some cultivars have pleasant tasting flowers that are a nice addition to salads. Taste the flowers to see if they are worth eating.