Marigold ‘French Dwarf Double’
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I bought a package of Marigold ‘French Dwarf Double’ from the Dollar general store in Leland, Mississippi in the spring of 2011. This is the year I planted the ‘French Dwarf Double’ and ‘Petite’.
All Marigolds prefer full sun and grow well in just about any soil type. Although I never tested the soil in the backyard at the mansion it seemed like it was nitrogen rich. I always said this because a lot of the plants grown in the soil grew fast and had a lot of leaves but were slower to develop flowers. Including the Marigolds.
Not only that, but the plants seemed to grow larger, taller, than what they were supposed to. The Marigold ‘French Dwarf Double’ were supposed to grow to a height of only 12”.
I started the seeds in the sunroom then transplanted them here and there in the backyard. I transplanted the Marigold ‘Petite’ along the front of the border and the ‘French Dwarf Double” behind them. The ‘Petite’ were supposed to grow to only around 8′ tall… That did not happen. They grew to the same height as the ‘French Dwarf Double.’
There was a wide variety of colors…
My experience with the Marigold ‘French Dwarf Double’ was a good one. They did very well right up until frost in December. I didn’t save any seed because I decided I would focus on the Brocade series.
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