Park's Whopper Mix Marigold Seeds

(P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Item #03519-PK-P1
$4.95
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Description

The biggest blooms of any marigold

The new standard for large marigolds has arrived, and its name is Whopper. Available only from Park Seed, this sturdy, long-blooming marigold boasts fully double blooms a mind-boggling 4 inches across. Not since the old Inca (now discontinued) have blooms even approaching this size been available—and Park's Whopper holds its double flower form all season, unlike many crash-and-burn giants.

These bright yellow, gold, and orange flowers are simply stuffed with short, quilled petals, so symmetrical and beautifully rounded that they scarcely look real. A closely-spaced planting of Park's Whopper is a real delight, because when the plants begin blooming, you literally have a solid wall of flowers—no foliage or ground visible in between.

Best of all, this marigold isn't a prima dona that gives you one or two magnificent blooms and then rests on its laurels, while you ply it with fertilizer and attention to try to coax a little more color out of it. No, this is simply a terrific garden plant, reaching 18 inches tall, 12 inches wide, and blooming just as freely as its smaller cousins all summer long. You may get a few blooms that are 3¾ instead of the full 4 inches, but that's a problem most of us would just love to have. And Park's Whopper is tolerant of botrytis, the scourge of many marigolds, so expect healthy plants all season.

Compact and free-blooming, Park's Whopper sports extra-sturdy stems that won't snap at the first rainfall or summer storm. Grow it in the sunny bed, border, edging, or containers of all types. It grows readily from our detailed seed and gives you fast results. And if you like this mix, be sure to try the separate colors—yellow, orange, and gold.

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Genus Tagetes
Species erecta
Variety Park's Whopper Mix
Item Form (P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Bloom Start To End Mid Summer
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 25
Plant Height 18 in
Plant Width 12 in
Bloom Size 4 in
Additional Characteristics Direct Sow, Double Blooms, Flower
Bloom Color Mix
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Botrytis, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Ornamental, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

May 28, 2019

Biggest and Brighest

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This will be my third year to Plant the Whopper Orange and Whopper Yellow. Planted in med size bed around mailbox. Full sun. They were gorgeous and bright colors. I received lots of complements! Started seeds in long planters in shade till they had at least second set of leaves then planted in flower bed. I like for them to last into Fall so I don’t start seeds until May 30-31 and transplant around June 16. I did put 2’ supports around some of them for wind protection. If plant is growing between other plants it doesn't need a support as the other plants held them up during a rain storm. If possible I would’ve shared a picture

Sophie from IN
February 05, 2015

Strong and Beautiful

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

Have grown them the past 2 years. They are beautiful and I get many compliments on them. After about 3 months in flower bed they start wilting like. Don't last till our frost in Mn.

Terry from MN

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