Every gardener will delight in these adorable, sunny yellow flowers on compact plants. 'Lemon Drop' adds a bright spot of color to the front of the bed, patio containers, and window boxes. In the vegetable garden, it takes up little room, and may reduce soil nematodes. French marigolds are edible, but with a very strong flavor similar to its pungent scent. Practically care-free and will self-sow if a few flowers are allowed to go to seed, providing welcome volunteers next season!
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Marigold French Lemon Drop
Botanical Name: Tagetes patula
Plant Dimensions: 6"–12" tall
Variety Information: 1" lemon-yellow, double flowers.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower, Good for Containers, Rabbit Resistant
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 of 3 seeds every 6"
Thinning: When 1" tall thin to 1 every 6"
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