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Tagetes patula

Description

Bolero forms golden orange blossoms with rusty red irregular markings. An outstanding performer in the garden.

Small bushy plant is highly aromatic, semi-double flowers with flat, wavy-edged petals. The petals are mainly a golden orange but have streaks of a maroon or rusty red.

Harvesting seed

Wait for the flowers to fade and dry. Cut the flower head from the plant a few inches down the stem so as not to damage the seeds.

Remove the dried marigold flower head from the stem. Lay out a sheet of paper towel. Hold the base and pull off and discard the dried petals and leaves. You will see the slender, pointy, two-colored seeds inside attached to the base. Separate these from the base.

Allow the seeds to dry on a paper towel for about a week, then place into an envelope. Store in a cool, dry place.

 


Additional Info

Height
21-30cm
Spread
21-30cm
Colour
Multi
Hardiness
Half-Hardy
Longevity
Annual
Seed viability
3 years
Nominal value
0.8 pence/seed