Marigold Garland Orange
Garland Orange is a tall, long-stemmed, double-flowered African Marigold, magnificent and heavy-flowering all summer long. A far cry from the neat, petite bedding plants many of us are used to, this majestic showstopper deserves a place of honor in the annual garden!
Marigolds are used extensively in Hindu ceremonies and festivals and this variety was bred just for that purpose, with flexible, super-strong stems that can be braided and tied into garlands and other decorations. The flowers are absolutely immense -- 3½ to 4½ inches wide -- and packed with deep orange petals in symmetrical layers forming a pompon, vibrant and eye-catching even from a distance. Garland Orange is a flower that demands notice, and gets it every time!
While sowing seeds make sure the soil is damp and not wet. Water the seeds as the soil starts to dry. It should always be moist, but never wet or muddy. Do not water the seeds if the soil is already moist to the touch, as overwatering your plant can be just as harmful as underwatering.
Keep the seedling tray in bright filtered light to begin with. Slowly introduce the plant to morning sun and bring it back in before the afternoon sun sets in. In a weeks time you can put it in direct sunlight.