Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tagetes tenuifolia 'Lulu': sprouts

Tagetes tenuifolia, known in English as "signet marigold" and in French as tagète tachée, is an annual native to Mexico and Central America. The low-growing plants have feathery foliage and flowers in various shades of orange, dark red, and yellow. This cultivar has single lemon-yellow flowers.

Here are my marigold sprouts a week after sowing. (I know, all the sprouts I posted today look almost exactly the same...)


  1. Good for you starting from seed! When I return in May I'll be hitting the garden stores and purchasing my annuals! Hoping the weather is warming up!

  2. I'm particularly fond of the Lulu marigold -- love the simple form and the clear yellow that goes well with lots of colours. And though a lot of people find it too pungent, I even like the smell of marigolds -- can't really call it "scent". The larger forms are more "smelly."

  3. Can you tell me where you got seeds for Lulu? My grandmother used to grow it, and I've been watching for it. dmciver @ gmail . com (without the spaces)

  4. I just bought some Lulu Marigold seeds from Stokes seed.


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