Phyllis is also known as ‘Mum Yellow’ for its chrysanthemum-like 3″ flower made up of hundreds of thin, bright yellow petals. Long stems are great for cut-flower bouquets and arrangements. African Marigold petals are edible with a slightly bitter, citrusy/spice flavor. They make a pretty garnish on rice, salads, or desserts. Fairly drought tolerant. Plants grow up to 24″ tall, 12″ wide, and produce flowers that bloom from summer to frost. Prefers full sun exposure. Botanical Interests’® Phyllis African Marigold Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
Outdoors: Sow 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–80°F.
Indoors: Sow 4-6 weeks before your average last frost date.