Fireball Marigold Seeds

(P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Item #51377-PK-P1
$4.95
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Description

Double blooms change colors

Meet the most distinctive marigold we have ever grown. Fireball is a blaze of color over many months, its big double blooms opening a rich shade of red and then maturing to orange, bronze, and gold. It's like getting a mix of colors in a single packet of seeds.

These flowers measure about 2½ inches wide, packed with frilly petals and that characteristic marigold aroma. (Like it or not, it's a great pest deterrent.) They are great for cutting, and they last a long time in the garden. For the best color show, try sowing some Fireball seeds every 2 weeks for a month or more. You'll always have new red flowers among the orange, bronze, and gold.

This plant is quite compact, though the branching is good and the flowering profuse. Just 10- to 12-inches-high, it spreads no more than 8 inches wide, so you can show it off in containers as well as the sunny annual bed. It's also a nice choice for edging the driveway and garden paths, because every time you look, the colors are different.

Fireball is a French Marigold, easy to grow and as valuable in the tomato patch as it is in the annual bed and patio container. Marigolds kill nematodes, soil-borne pests that can destroy your tomato plants. So when you grow this beauty, sprinkle a few seeds around your favorite veggies and watch them grow and fruit better than before.

Marigold is best direct sown in the warm spring soil, after all danger of frost is past. However, sometimes we just can't resist starting it indoors for even quicker blooms. In that case, the 40- or even 18-cell Bio Dome is a good choice for these long, slender seeds.

Give Fireball plenty of sunshine and good soil drainage, and keep it watered and fed for nonstop flowers from summer into fall. There's no harder-working nor more useful annual in garden or container.

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Genus Tagetes
Species patula
Variety Fireball
Item Form (P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Mid Fall
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 25
Plant Height 10 in - 12 in
Plant Width 6 in - 8 in
Bloom Size 2.5 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Direct Sow, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Ever Blooming, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Needs Deadheading, Pest Fighter
Bloom Color Dark Gold, Multi-Color, Orange, Red
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 7 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 27, 2022

So pretty

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I’m impressed with how fast they germinated. One popped up in 24hrs then the others within 30-36hrs. Haven’t had them long but I would definitely buy again.

Tori from UT
January 20, 2022

An exceptionally beautiful marigold

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Such a unique marigold! Colors are constantly changing. Every week it's like getting a different looking plant. Flowers bloom wine red, then bright rust red, then orange, and then yellow. I sowed these Fireball marigolds in late summer and they lasted until mid December, when colors stopped changing and had only wine red flowers. Zone 7b They did well even with little to no sun. Their autumn colors compliment beautifully with pumpkins. Ridiculously fast germination. I sowed only 6 seeds in regular potting soil and they all germinated within 36 hours. Can't wait to grow them again for spring.

Cynthia from NY
February 03, 2020

Unique and easy to grow

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I love these reddish marigolds. This will be my second season planting them. They are not sold in stores so when people see them they always ask. I have a big garden and plant them in different places. I harvest marigold seeds and plant them the next season. But I always buy a new packet from Parks for all the varieties I like, just to be sure. This variety is a standout!

Nancy from NY
September 25, 2019

Mailbox Lovely

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Planted around my mailbox. Healthy plants. Beautiful blooms. I planted them later in the growing season, so I didn't get blooms until later in summer, but they are putting on quite a show this summer/fall!!

WVKristy from WV
June 21, 2019

Sprouted well

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

I had to start new seedlings when I lost all from being away Memorial weekend. The new seedlings are still young yet but with the start of Summer I’m hoping they’ll take off.

Jenny from KY

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