Tagetes erecta Crackerjack Mixed
- Position: Full sun
- Soil: Well drained
- Height: 24 inches
- Germination: Easy
- Aftercare: Easy
- Ideal for: Bedding, Children, Cut Flower
Big, bold double flowers in orange, gold and lemon borne well above the foliage. A very early and free flowering strain Flowers summer. Height 24in.
|Sowing time:||Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost or outdoors after last frost|
Sow at 21 -24C (70-75F) in a good seed sowing mix. Just cover the seed with sowing mix and keep the mix damp but not wet. Germination usually takes 5-14 days.
When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow in cooler conditions. Gradually acclimatize to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost 18in apart in a sunny spot.
Deadhead regularly to prolong blooming
The flowers taste of orange or lemon. Use in sandwiches, salads, seafood chowders and hot desserts.