How To Grow Marigolds

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When to Plant

Plant seed directly into the ground once danger of frost has passed or start indoors 4-6 weeks prior to last frost for earlier blooms. Seed starting indoors has never been easier with the wonderful selection of Jiffy products to make the process easy and successful!


Plant in full sun. These easy to grow annuals can grow and survive quite well even in poor soil.

Planting & Growing Information

Sow seeds 3 mm (1/8″) deep and 2.5 cm (1″) apart.

Seeds germinate in 5-8 days.


Low maintenance plants that do well in heat, rain and windy conditions.

Can survive short periods of dryer conditions but do not like to too dry for long.

Shorter varieties are better for windy locations.

Removed faded blooms (deadheading) to keep plants blooming continuously and looking fresh throughout the season.

Types of Marigolds

French marigold (Tagetes patula) Generally shorter and with smaller flowers, they come in a variety of colors.

African marigold (Tagetes erecta) Tall plants with large round flowers in solid, bright colors.