African Marigold - Key Lime
These radiant blooms look wonderful in the garden and as a centre piece to brighten up your day. The display of plump, lime-green blooms create a cool, luminous glow in the border. The plants reach 3-foot tall and the long-stemmed plants produce a steady succession of gorgeous, scentless blooms in a vibrant, one-of-a-kind hue. The hardy plants flower freely all summer long.
Sow from February to April on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed compost in pots or trays and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or in a warm place, and keep at a temperature of between 21-25Â°C. After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination which usually takes 7-21 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into pots or trays. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 30cm apart in well-drained soil in full sun. Flowers from June onwards.