Facts about Marigold Flowers, All the varieties of Marigold Flowers belong to different specific names under the "Scientific name of Tagetes". Once someone grows Marigold Flowers in his garden, you probably won’t find another flower breed that would be more cheerful and easier to grow than marigolds. However, the Marigold Flowers (plant) breed may be a spendthrift among the annuals you have in your garden. Its popularity probably comes from its ability to bloom brightly throughout summer.
Marigold Flowers have carnation like flower heads. They may be a single or clusters in occurrence. There are more than 50 varieties of Marigold Flowers across the world, but hardly three to five breeds are used in commercial purpose.
Some varieties are aromatic. Marigolds are very good container flowers and they last for a long duration after being cut.
Planting and Care of Marigold Flower
1 Marigold Flowers need a lot of Sun light.
2 Marigold Flower can be grown in any kind of soil. However, best blooming is seen in moderately fertile and well drained soil conditions.
3 The seeds are sowed when the soil is warm. This is done towards the end of the spring. Seeds shows easy and fast germination (within a few weeks), but they may show damping off if they are cultured indoors.
4 Seedling Marigold Flowers are planted in loose soil when they are about two inches tall. The taller breeds need to be given a spacing of 2 to 3 feet (.6 to .91 meters) and the shorter ones about a foot.
5 If the Marigold Flowers are to be planted in containers, plotting-mix can be used.
6 The spent blossoms should deadhead to continue blooming profusely.
7 The soil should be allowed to dry a little bit between watering sessions.
8 Marigold Flowers need to be watered from the base, not from the top.
9 Marigold Flowers should not be fertilized. Rich diet in the soil nourishes the foliage at the expense of flowers. As said earlier they bloom in average or below average soil.
10 Care should be given to the densely double flower heads, especially of African Marigold Flowers. They tend to rot in humid weather.