Harvey's Honor Marigold
This gorgeous marigold flower bears prolific, velvety, scarlet-red blossoms with bright-yellow margins that bees and other pollinators absolutely adore. (Note: Blossoms vary in color, with some much more yellow than red.) Bushy plants can grow up to a remarkable 3' tall, but most lodge close to the ground. Like other marigolds, this flower works well in companion plantings and enhances the growth of crops like cucumbers, eggplant, kale, squash, and tomatoes. Seed Savers Exchange received this heirloom flower in 2011 from Robert Juhre of Washington; it has been grown in his family for at least three generations. Annual.
- Annual plants can grow up to 3 feet tall
- Bright scarlet red and yellow flowers
- Excellent companion plant for a vegetable garden
- Productive and excellent for borders
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 2 weeks before last frost. Marigolds prefer full sun (may need light shade in extremely warm areas) and a well-balanced slightly dry soil.
Ratings & Reviews
Try these Harvey's Honor marigolds
Over the last decade, I have grown French marigolds year round under lights - I'm over 100 cultivars to date. I tried these Harvey's Honor in mid-December because I had never heard of them before. I need to tell you that they are REALLY going well: very strong; good foliage; nice blooms. If you're a French marigold geek, you'll like these!