What are the pros? Blooms-when they FINALLY bloom
What are the cons? Massive height, slow to bloom
This was my first time growing marigolds (and first year starting anything from seed), and I'm so disappointed in these.10-12" my booty! All of my marigolds are 2' tall or taller! I direct planted these seeds around my raised vegetable beds to encourage pollinator visits with their bright, lovely blooms. I wish I hadn't bothered. They are all giant, and about 75% of them only decided to bloomed THIS week. It's the middle of August. They bloomed only after I had to pull some out of the ground since they were killing off my veggie plants. A fair number seem unable to withstand their bulk and have fallen over after our recent rains. I wish I had been more draconian with pruning; I just didn't know how bad it would get. I would only plant these again in a very open location.
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