Description For Marigold Seeds-Alexander Orange
How to grow Marigold Alexander Orange 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.
Alexander Marigold exhibits vigorous growth and uniform 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 Alexander Orange:
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: Marigold needs well manured and moist soil. The soil should be cultivated well, and a good dose of cow dung manure should be incorporated into the soil.
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 African Double
|Spacing (Row to Row X Plant to Plant)||90 cm x 75 cm|
|Germination Time||8 - 10 days|
|Fertilizer||First dose of basal fertilizer before transplanting 40:40:25 kg. NPK/Acre. Second dose 30 days after first application: 25 kg.N. Third dose 30 days after 2nd application: 25 kg.N.|
|Season of Sowing||Year Round Planting|
|Yield||Approx. 10-12 tons/Acre.|
|Product Weight||10 g to 25 g|
|Product Height||15 cm|
|Product Width||10 cm|
|Product Depth||1 cm|