CAPE MARIGOLD (African Daisy)
Annual - One Season Plant - Height 12 inches
See our test garden photo of: Cape Marigold
Easy to grow colorful flowers in soft shades of orange, yellow apricot and white with a dark center. Once established plants will bloom from summer through frost. Ideal for borders, beds and containers.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Plant seed directly outdoors in early spring several weeks before last frost. For earlier blossoms start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Cover seed with 1/4" of fine soil firmed over seed. Space seeds 2 inches apart.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: When plants are 2 inches tall thin or transplant to about a toot apart.
GERMINATION: One week to ten days at 65 F. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Plant in sunny location in light well drained soil. Requires little water once plants are well established. To help prolong blooming, remove faded flowers.