Marigold - Discovery Yellow F1 Hybrid (African)
Spectacular 6-7cm bright yellow, double blooms on dwarf sturdy plants makes it a considerable improvement on its nearest rival. It is as dwarf as many French marigolds and very neat and tidy whilst retaining its huge and fully double blooms, extraordinary reliability and almost legendary heat and poor weather tolerance. It flowers from mid to late 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.