Marigold Safari Series Red

Marigold Safari Series:   

The Safari Series Marigolds have extra-large blooms on compact plants that make a bold statement as the flattened large lower petals work their way up to ruffled centers. As a sun loving plant, you can depend on it to spruce up any garden with a lot of flower power.

Safari Red: 

Safari Red Marigold features bold red pincushion flowers with gold eyes and gold edges at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its fragrant ferny leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season.

Height:  10-12”/Spread:  6-8”           

Spring-Frost

Full Sun

Size Available: 1801

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Description

Marigold, French Type  mare-E-gold

Although they’re commonly called French marigolds, Tagetes patula is actually native to Mexico and Central America. In the 16th century, their seeds were first transported to Europe by Portuguese explorers. Eventually, the flowers became popular in France—and just about everywhere else, too, including French territories.  Bushy and compact, French marigolds usually grow no higher than a foot. They make a wonderful hedge that blooms from summer into late fall. French marigold cultivars come in double-flower and single-flower varieties, but most are doubles with red, orange and yellow flowers that seem petite compared to African marigolds. Most measure from one to three inches across.