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Crackerjack African Marigolds are a bold and stately marigold variety. Voluptuous orange and yellow flowers grow on multiple branches. 


Height: 1-1.5m high / 3.5ft                       Days to germination: 7-14 days 

Sowing: Indoors in pots from February. Outdoors from late April – May. 

Light preference: Full sun. Plant in amongst tomatoes and other veggies to deter aphids and nematodes and other harmful pests. 

Soil requirements: Any                                   Spacing: 15”- 20” /50-80cm 

Harvest: Full yellow and orange flowers for flower arrangements. 

Wildlife Benefits: Attract ladybugs, hoverflies, bumble bees, solitary bees, and butterflies are attracted to these flowers. Leave the best flower heads to save seed from in autumn. 

African Marigold Flowers

  • Each seed packet is hand painted. Inside is a planting guide on recommended months to sow the seeds, transplant them out and then when they should be ready to harvest. I have added the wildlife benefits for growing sunflowers. The artwork can be cut out and sent as a postcard. 

    The packet is made from 100% post consumer manila card waste. 

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