Demeter Tagetes Patula Nana Seeds
French marigolds, as well as being a popular bedding plant, are also known as a companion plant. French marigolds give off a distinctive smell that whitefly hate – so planting them under tomatoes or cucumbers, especially in the greenhouse, helps keep this pest at bay. This compact, bushy variety has aromatic leaves and golden yellow flowers with red on each petal. The petals are edible and look beautiful decorating salads and puddings.
Info & Care
Indoor sowing: Sow February to April 3mm deep in trays filled with good, moist compost and keep in a warm place like a greenhouse or window sill. When large enough to handle, pot on into small 8cm pots and grow on. Gradually harden off before planting outside when all risk of frost has passed 30cm apart in full sun or partial shade. Ideal for growing on a balcony or in pots. Grows to 30cm in height.
Growing instructions: Pick or deadhead regularly to extent the flowering season. Water regularly, particularly during hot, dry spells.