At just 12″ tall, these rich-colored gems are great for borders, rock gardens, or containers, and attract pollinators and other beneficial insects. The flavor and scent of the edible leaves and flowers is floral, citrus, and spicy. Signet marigolds have long been used to add flavor and color recipes. Infuse in oil and vinegar for a salad dressing, or chop and use as you would tarragon. Fairly drought tolerant. Deer and rabbit resistant. Plants grow up to 8″-12″ tall and produce flowers that bloom from summer to frost. Prefers full sun exposure. Botanical Interests’® Gem Blend Signet Marigold Seeds are USDA Organic and 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.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.