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French Marigold COURT
JESTER Tall Rare Beneficial Plant 100 Seeds

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PRODUCT INFORMATION

French Marigold Seeds –
Court Jester

Tagetes patula

It’s easy to see where
this fun little bloom gets its name! Reminiscent of the striped costumes of the
sprightliest member of the court, our Court Jester French Marigolds feature a
bold red/brown and yellow pattern.

If you need a pop of
colour in the garden that endures Spring, Summer and Autumn, then you really
can’t go past a French Marigold. With a long list of benefits for the garden
and in the home, as well as being a gorgeous cut flower, you won’t mind that
these scented beauties will re-seed every year.

Bees and Butterflies
love them!

The French Marigold is
certainly one of the most planted annual flowers in the whole wide world. They
have a fabulous reputation as a stand out companion plant for vegetables, such
as tomatoes, and are used by cottage gardeners to attract important and much
loved pollinators like bees and butterflies.

They propagate ever so
quickly.

It’s best to plant them
in early-late Spring, about 1cm deep with a quarter of a teaspoon of fertiliser
sprinkled around the top. It’s important to keep the soil moist for the first
10-20 days.  The seeds will take 1-2
weeks to germinate.  Best of all, they
are very simple and easy for gardening beginners, who will be growing their
first flowers seeds in no time at all

As you can see below,
you must deadhead your French Marigolds regularly for a number of reasons,
which include:

encouraging regular
blooming

avoiding the plant
wilting and going to seed

keeping flower heads for
seed -saving.

It’s really easy to snap
off the flower heads and drop them all over the ground so they will self-seed
later. I usually do this during the balmy summer nights on my nightly evening
garden walk (best done with a glass of local wine in one hand, leaving the
other free to sprinkle seeds).  You can
also pop the flower heads straight into a brown paper bag to dry inside and
then you can satisfyingly crack open the dry seed heads in early spring to
sprinkle into seed trays. Keep them moist and warm and they will surely spring
to life in no time at all.

Ensure that you prick
our their first three flowers, so that the plant bushes out to each side, then
there will be more blooms for the life of it’s growing season if you do this at
the beginning.

It’s also a green
manure.

All types of Marigolds
are extremely popular with Permaculture and market gardeners, many gardeners
plant them to stop nematodes, cabbage worms, whitefly, aphids and many other
vegetable and foliage damaging insects.

These darling plants
also lure and woo useful insects like praying mantis, lacewings and ladybirds
with their beautiful scent.

I know a couple of
adventurous experimental gardeners who have used the spent foliage at the end
of the season to chop up and turn it into the soil, as a green manure, with the
aim of keeping soil-borne nematodes at bay. They believe that it has been
successful and now I must give this a try. It would also be a great addition to
the compost heap.

Who can go past bright
colors and scent?

It’s hard to pass by
this striped beauty, with all its benefits. I adore plants that have a retro
look and feel to them and the “Court Jester” certainly sparked my interest as
an attractive plant when first I laid eyes on it.

Because of the exquisite
harlequin-reminiscent striped colors, combined with the variation of block
burgundy petals featuring a perfectly round yellow bauble of pollen in the
center, I find they make an interesting cut flower arrangement for inside the
home also.

If you do plant them in
a mostly sunny spot, the flowers will grow long stems that erect towards the
sunshine, its possible to get a stem 20-30 cm long, which is quite a tall
marigold in comparison to some of the hybrid store-bought varieties that we
have taken home and planted previously.

This heirloom variety
has a wonderfully refreshing and strong, clean, almost soap-like yet floral
smell. I think their petals would make a great addition to dried potpourri or
to homemade soaps due to this incredibly pleasing scent and in a vase they are
sure to make any room of the house smell just beautiful. HAPPY GARDENING!

FAST FACTS

  • Name: French Marigold Seeds – Court Jester
  • Botanical Name:      Tagetes
    patula
  • Life Cycle:     Annual
  • Light Requirement:  Full Sun
  • Planting Season:     Spring
  • Plant Type:   Fern-like stems with large,
    bright yellow and red striped petals
  • Features:      Heirloom,
    Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant, Deer Resistant,
    Drought Tolerant, Cut Flower Garden, Easy to Grow & Maintain,
    Container Garden
  • Color: Yellow, Red
  • Blooms:       
    Summer
  • Plant Height: Up to 20 inches
  • Plant
    Spacing:         12 inches
  • Planting Depth:      
    1/16 inch
  • Sowing Method:      Start
    Indoors, Direct Sow
  • Cold Stratification:   No
  • Hardiness Zones:    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
    8, 9, 10
  • Ships: Year Round.
  • benefits of Growing Marigolds: Marigolds actually
    attract beneficial insects such as ladybugs, parasitic wasps and lacewings
    which all prey on harmful garden insects reducing the amount of damaging
    insects found around your garden. Marigolds also help eliminate nematodes,
    with toxins found within the plant.

PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS:
MARIGOLDS

WHEN TO PLANT MARIGOLD
SEEDS: Direct sow Marigold seeds after all threat of frost has passed – it’s
recommended that you wait approximately 1-2 weeks after the final frost date.
Marigolds can also be sown indoors approximately 50-60 days before your final
frost.

WHERE TO PLANT MARIGOLD
SEEDS: Marigolds are tolerant of most types of soil, and enjoy warm, Full Sun
conditions. Marigolds do best in rich, well draining soil that remains moist,
though once established can be somewhat drought tolerant as well. If planted in
cool, or moist locations, Marigolds are susceptible to powdery mildew.

HOW TO PLANT MARIGOLD
SEEDS: Sow Marigold seeds directly onto the surface of the soil and firmly
compress. Don’t cover your seeds, as Marigolds require sunlight in order to
germinate.

HOW TO CARE FOR
MARIGOLDS: Once planted, Marigolds require very little by way of care.
Typically, you only need to water manually if the soil has gotten dry or dusty
to the touch, or if it’s been more than 2 weeks since any sort of natural
rainfall. You can increase your blooms significantly by deadheading your spent
blooms. Dried, spent blooms can be stored in a dry, cool location that gets
minimal exposure to sunlight, and if planted, the seeds in the seed heads can
produce additional marigolds the following year.

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  • You can add TRACKING for $3.50 additional (see shipping charges).

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  • Please read the planting instructions!  Some seeds require cold stratification. Some Perennials probably will not bloom until the 2nd year.

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