- Detailed Specification
Marigold French Boy O'Boy Mix is a strong, stocky variety that punches well above its weight when it comes to delivering on colour. It produces a range of radiant golden yellows, bright yellows and mahogany-gold pompoms.
This dwarf variety is very vigorous with neat, compact foliage making it a classic plant for bedding schemes where you want bold, eye catching blocks of colour, even works as a colourful groundcover.
Boy O'Boy Mix is a half hardy annual growing to a height of 25-30cm and a spread of up to 20cm, it is very easy to grow and will provide you with a sizzling display of colour from early June to late September. These flowers are long lasting and with their strong stems they make excellent specimens for the vase.
Sow Boy O'Boy Mix on a windowsill or in a greenhouse at approx 15-21°C from early February to late May on the surface of a good seed compost, firm down and keep compost damp but not too wet, transplant seedlings, spacing them out to 50mm apart, when established plant out in the ground at a distance of 25-30cm apart after all danger of frost has passed. Alternatively sow thinly in a prepared area that is free from weeds, cover with 6.5mm of sieved soil.
Average packet contents 120 seeds.
|Short name||French marigold (Approx 120 seeds)|
|Sub title||Marigold French Boy'O'Boy Mix|
|Ease of Care||Easy|
|Flowering Period||June - September|
|Hardiness||Half hardy annual|
|Maturity time||12 weeks|
|Height & Spread||15 cm|
|Rate of growth||Germination within 14 days|
|Required maintenance||Remove faded or dead heads to encourage new flowers to develop|
|Season of Interest||Summer|
|Sun or Shade||Full Sun|
|Water Requirements||Water to establish plants|
|Where to Plant||Greenhouse|
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