‘Fiesta’ is a French marigold with dark tawny red and lemon bi-colored flowers that bloom for a long period and will brighten any garden. Use as an edging along garden beds or in pots. Marigold petals are edible and can be used to decorate salads. Marigolds are an effective nematode control; at the end of the season, chop the plants up and dig them through the soil. As the leaves decompose they release a gas that controls nematodes.
Petals are edible.
Deadhead to encourage flowering
Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Marigold Fiesta requires a soil ph of 6.5 - 7.0 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - neutral soil.
This variety is a Flower that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year.
Marigold Fiesta French marigold is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintenance gardens.
Can sow direct or into seedling trays
Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 11.7 inches and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 73°F to ensure good germination.
Expect harvests to start to occur in mid autumn.
- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones:
- Height: ”
- Bloom Season: Mid Autumn
- Bloom Color: Red and Lemon bi-color
- Soil Type: Moist, fertile, pH 6.5 – 7.0
- Temperature:59°F to 77°F
- Average Germ Time:10 days
- Light Required: Full sun
- Depth: 0.2”
- Sowing Rate:
- Moisture: Medium
- Spacing: 11.7”