Marigold - Hero Red (French)
This is an early flowering and compact variety which puts all its energy into producing masses of large double flowers, equally as large as the largest French marigolds. This is highly recommended for beds, borders, edging and containers, flowering in the summer. Height: 20-25cm.
Sow in spring at 21-24C in a good seed compost. Just cover the seed with compost and keep the soil damp but not wet. Germination usually takes 5-14 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow in cooler conditions. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 1-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 3cm apart in a sunny spot.