Park's Whopper Orange Marigold Seeds

(P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Item #03517-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 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 orange, be sure to try our yellow, gold, and the warm-toned mix of all three.

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Genus Tagetes
Species erecta
Variety Park's Whopper Orange
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 Orange
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 3 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

September 16, 2019

Big and Bright

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

These ALL germinated. So bright and beautiful. And tough - any plant in my yard has to be. Bees and butterflies enjoy them as well as the neighbors. Third week of September and still going strong.

Laura Moreira from NY
August 31, 2018

Large, Sturdy and Bright

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Planted these from seed based on the description indicating that these don't fade in the summer sun and heat. It is now the end of August and my plants are still blooming like crazy. The plants are rather large to support the huge bright orange flower heads. I like this variety so much that I plan to grow these next year too.

Kelly K from PA
August 11, 2013

Great Plant!

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

It is now the second week of August after planting these marigolds for the first time. All the seeds sprouted almost overnight. They did very well with strong hardy plants. They are now blooming without any deadheading at all. They're beautiful. The only thing I don't like, and thus the reason for four stars and not five is that they took forever before I got any blooms. It was middle of July before they bloomed. Now that they are blooming I have no complaints. Just be advised this is a very slow bloomer. I like this plant, but last year I planted Moonsong and like them better. I like big orange marigolds so next year I plan on planting Moonsong as they bloomed earlier for me.

Elvis from IL

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