Tagetes - Golden Gem
This is a particularly attractive variety of this popular half hardy annual. It has a dwarf, neat shape making it excellent for edging borders and for outdoor containers. Deep golden flowers are produced in profusion throughout the summer. It flowers early summer to first frosts. Height: 15cm.
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. They can also be sown out of doors 6mm deep in well raked soil in late spring. 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 23-3cm apart in a sunny spot.