Description For Marigold African Double Seeds
How to grow Marigold African double from Seeds:Introduction and Uses: Marigold is one of the most popular annual flowers in India. It is used for garden display as well as for commercial cultivation. These delightful beauties are ideal for cut flowers, especially for making garlands. They can be planted in beds for mass display, in mixed borders, and can also be grown in pots.
African double variety exhibits vigorous growth and uniformly giant globular yellow-orange blooms which are borne in great abundance for garden display and cuttings.
Botanical Name: Tagetes erecta
Common Name: African Marigold double
Plant Origin: Mexico
Propagation Method: Seed sowing
Flowering/ Growing Season: Throughout the year (except freezing winters)
Sunlight Requirement: Full sunlight (6-8 hours)
Plant Height: Up to 90 cm
Growing Method of Marigold African Double:
Planting Distance: 30-45 cm apart in flowerbeds or 25 cm pots.
Watering: Water the marigold plants twice a week in winters, every alternate day in summers. Provide plenty of water to potted plants as well.
Feeding: The African double marigold needs well manured and moist soil. The soil should be cultivated well, and a good dose of cow dung manure (8-10 kg per square meter area) should be incorporated into the soil to obtain double flowers in abundance.
Plant care: Marigolds are hardy plants and are rarely attacked by diseases. In poorly drained soil, footrot caused by Phytophthora may occur. Prophylactic spray or drenching with Blitox is helpful in checking the foot rot.
Bloom time: 2.5-3 months after sowing of seeds.
Pinching: The seedlings tend to produce flower buds at a comparatively young stage. These should be pinched off to obtain bushy and compact growth.
Varieties of Marigold: Marigold French Seeds, Marigold Alexander Orange
|Spacing (Row to Row X Plant to Plant)||60 cm x 45 cm, 60 cm x 30 cm|
|Germination Time||Germination will take place in 6 - 8 days from sowing.|
|Fertilizer||Chemicals: Suphala or Urea - 5 g Per Plant. Organic: Neemcake or Vermicompost - 10 g Per Plant.|
|Season of Sowing||April to August|
|Product Weight||Under 10 g to 25 g|
|Product Height||15 cm|
|Product Width||10 cm|
|Product Depth||1 cm|