Week 18 – May 08, 2021

Plant Information

Fireball French Marigold

  • Fireball French Marigold - Bloom
  • Fireball French Marigold - Container
Growing Information:
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Marketing Information:
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Tagetes patula

Common Name: Dwarf Crested French Marigold

Hardiness Degree: 32°F (0.0°C)

Blooming Season: Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Late Summer

Plant Habit: Mounded

Characteristics: Heat Tolerant

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 6 - 10" (15 - 25cm)

Height: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)

Width: 6 - 8" (15 - 20cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Multicolor on one plant! Flowers open red, then turn to fiery bronze and dark gold as they mature.Perfect for the patio in containers.

Grower Information:

Plug crop time: 3 weeks
Transplant to finish: Premium packs, 3 to 4 weeks; Quarts or multi-plants in larger pots, 4 to 6 weeks

  • Meet the “New World marigolds” – Fireball and companion Strawberry Blonde introduce germplasm never seen before in African or French marigolds that puts multicolour blooms on the same plant. 
  • Completely new look for premium packs, pots and decorative containers. 
  • In early Spring growing conditions, flowers age and change colour more slowly for maximum contrast. In warmer conditions, colour changes faster with less distinct contrast.

Protection Information: EU PAF; US10,750,692