African Daisy, Cape Marigold Seeds
These sunny flowers in tones of orange, yellow, white, and salmon open their petals when hit by the sun to reveal a dark center ringed with purple that is very attractive to bees and butterflies. African Marigold petals are edible with a slightly bitter, citrusy/spice flavor. They make a pretty garnish on rice, salads, or desserts. The prolific display starts in the mild temperatures of spring in any climate and often continues to frost. In frost-free climates, sow in fall and enjoy their sunny presence from winter through spring. Flowers best during mild temperatures; a great choice for the spring garden. May reseed.
500 mg packet contains ~240 seeds
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date. In Mild Climates, sow late summer to fall for blooms in winter and spring.
When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 10–15 days
Seed Depth: ⅛"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8"
Thinning: When 1"–2" tall, thin to 1 every 8"