Tagetes patula 'Naughty Marietta'
Tagetes patula 'Naughty Marietta' produces rich, golden-yellow, single flowers with maroon blotches, a really striking combination which makes it one of the most effective bedders available. Excellent for bedding, use it at the front of the border or edge the border, path or in tubs, windowboxes etc. Flowers all summer. Height 25cm (10in).
RHS Garden Explorers Children's Seeds.
|Botanical name||Tagetes patula|
|Flower colour||Yellow, Orange|
|Flowering time||Summer, Autumn|
|Plant type||Flower Seeds|
|Season of interest||Summer, Autumn|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow in spring at 21-24C (70-75F) in a good seed compost. Just cover the seed with compost and keep the soil damp but not wet. Germination usually takes 5-14 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow in cooler conditions. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 6-8in apart in a sunny spot.|