What are the pros? Unique flowers, last long cut
What are the cons? Japanese Beetles love them
This is a very good cut flower variety. This plant gets tall (at least 36") and makes many nice long stems, if you need them to be so in your arrangements. In my experience, this variety worked best as a cut flower if cut before fully opened and then allowed to open in the arrangements. The blooms are long lasting in the vase and will continue to open fully while in water. The only negative about them (and all marigolds in my experience) is that the Japanese Beetles love eating them. They make a mess of the blooms, so have a beetle trap (or more if needed) an appropriate distance away. Sometimes the beetles love the marigolds more than the traps. Marigolds have always worked well in my gardens as Japanese Beetle trap crops.
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