French Marigold Flower Seeds Packet

$2.35

SKU: SEMARI
Barcode: 843458152514

French Marigolds: nematode ninjas! With their stunning blooms, they're not just pretty faces—they're natural pest control experts, essential for veggie or herb gardens, and delightful in any decorative arrangement.


  • Plant Type: Annual
  • Genus: Tagetes
  • Species: Patula
  • Plant Height/Width: Up to 12"
  • Season: Summer
  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Difficulty: Easy

Step One: Timing

When to start?

  • plant in spring after the last frost, 60 days to maturity

Step Two: Starting

Where to start and how to sow?

  • Start indoors: sow into 72-cell flat or preferred seedling container 4-6 weeks before planting out, lightly covering seed. Transplant out after danger of frost.
  • Direct sow: after last frost - Sow 1/4" deep. Pinching encourages branching. Plant spacing 8-12"

Step Three: Growing

How to keep happy?

  • Marigolds are very low-maintenance once established, and they are notably pest-free.

French Marigold

These breathtaking mahogany red blooms with golden yellow accents are a pollinator's paradise. These marigolds thrive in tough conditions too—drought, heat, and poor soil pose no challenge. Start seeds indoors for an early show or sow directly for a speedy garden makeover! These beauties don't just look good—they're pest-killing powerhouses, perfect for veggie or herb gardens, and stunning in any ornamental display.

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Pinching

Pinch marigolds to encourage bushiness, preventing single-stem growth. Deadheading removes spent flowers and promotes continuous blooming.

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Pinching

Pinch marigolds to encourage bushiness, preventing single-stem growth. Deadheading removes spent flowers and promotes continuous blooming.

The Brief and Glorious History of the French Marigold

Marigolds carry profound cultural significance in pre-Hispanic Mexico, representing the flower of the dead during Day of the Dead celebrations. In Nepal, they serve as cultural icons, adorning households with marigold garlands. Renowned for their magical and medicinal attributes, these flowers originated in Mexico and Guatemala, captivating the Aztecs before their introduction to Europe and North America in the 16th century.