Marigold, African “Phyllis” Seeds
Phyllis is also known as ‘Mum Yellow’ for its chrysanthemum-like 3″ flower made up of hundreds of thin, bright yellow petals. Long stems are great for cut-flower bouquets and arrangements. African Marigold petals are edible with a slightly bitter, citrusy/spice flavor. They make a pretty garnish on rice, salads, or desserts. Fairly drought tolerant.
100 mg seed packet.
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–80°F.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 5–14 Days
Seed Depth: ¼"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 10"–12"
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 10"–12"
Special Instructions: Once seedlings have 4-5 sets of leaves, cut seedlings back to just above the 3rd or 4th set of leaves to promote branching. Deadheading (removing spent blossoms), just above the next lower branch regularly also promotes branching and more blooms, but will reduce or eliminate reseeding.