Starfire Signet Marigold
First introduced to gardeners in the 1930s. Bright green leaves and maSeed Savers Exchanges of single orange, gold, maroon, and lemon flowers make this 12" bushy plant excellent for borders and a great filler. Sweet spicy-scented foliage associated with older marigolds. When the nights start to cool, the colors tend to increase in intensity and provide a fiery display.
- Annual plants grow up to 12 inches tall
- Single orange, gold, maroon, and yellow flowers
- Sweet spicy scented foliage
- Great in ornamental or container plantings
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.
- Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep
- Germination: 4-10 Days
- Thin: 12-15" Apart
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
Good dye plant
Somewhat slow to grow and start blooming but very prolific once it got going. Lovely, strong scent. Nice, rounded bushy growth. Used to make a pale yellow dye.
Pollinator gem that's easy to grow
Easy pollinator friendly annual that pairs well with native purple asters for a brilliant fall display. Feeds bees when little else is blooming in z4 fall garden. Saved seeds are a favorite for my Grandchildren to start on February windowsills. I clip back 1/3 when planted outside for a bushy, low groundcover. Many different colors that should be a favorite in any pollinator garden!