Marigold Red Gem
Marigold ‘Red Gem’
This vibrant miniature-flowered marigold is a must-grow for mixed bouquets. Each plant produces 15-20 branching stems that reach over 24 inches and are loaded with dozens of penny-sized brick-red blooms with glowing orange centers. The ferny foliage is wilt-resistant and scented, making it a summer bouquet staple.
Plant type: annual
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 90 days
Plant spacing: 9-12”
Pinch: not necessary
Approx seeds per packet:
How to Grow:
Start seed indoors in trays 4-6 weeks before last frost; transplant out after all danger of frost has passed. Marigolds can also be direct seeded once weather has warmed.
Harvest when ⅓-½ of the flowers on a spray are open. Will last 7-10 days in the vase.
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