Marigold, Kilimanjaro White

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Annual. A stellar, crystal-white headed marigold that is sure to amaze! This variety has lovely 3-inch creamy-white blooms that really stand out from the traditional gold, yellow and bronze marigolds! White marigolds were long in the making; in fact, Burpee Seed Company spent 56 years of searching and breeding before finding success. After years of trying, David Burpee offered $10,000 to the first home gardener who sent in the right seeds to help make a real white variety; thousands of gardeners responded for years. One lady, Alice Vonk of Sully, Iowa, sent seeds for 21 years, and in 1975, Burpee awarded her the coveted prize for her work—after the company had spent more than five decades and $250,000 testing during the contest years. Now there are several white varieties, including this beauty that was developed by Hem Zaden seed company, on a farm on Mount Kilimanjaro. We love the fluffy white flowers in bouquets.

  • Full Sun
  • Sprouts in 5-10 Days
  • Seed Depth: 1/4"
  • Ideal Temperature: 75-80 F
  • Plant Spacing: 8-12"
  • Frost Hardy: No
  • Tagetes erecta nana

Growing Tips: For transplanting, sow indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Direct sow after last spring frost in ordinary garden soil. Thrives in full sun and summer heat. Remove spent flowers to prolong blooming period.

Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 30
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