Park's Whopper Yellow Marigold Seeds

(P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Item #03518-PK-P1


The biggest blooms of any marigold—in our most popular color

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 yellow 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 yellow, be sure to try our gold, orange, and the warm-toned mix of all three.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Tagetes
Species erecta
Variety Park's Whopper Yellow
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, Flower, Double Blooms
Bloom Color Yellow
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Botrytis
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Ornamental, Outdoor, Border

Product Review Summary

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

Customer Reviews

January 25, 2018

Huge blooms and lasts all summer

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

These took a while to get started, so certainly I would start them inside in late winter, but I was very pleased with how they turned out. Huge blooms and they bloomed all summer, even through our humid Tennessee periods. Driving rain, problem. I was shocked at how tall they ended up being, so plan for them to be towards the back and have shorter flowers planted in front. You will like these.

Nancy, a fairly inexperienced gardener from TN
August 18, 2016

Great for a tropical garden

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I ordered these seeds. The mix of orange and yellow. Out of the 7 different kinds of seeds I ordered, these are the only ones that sprouted and bloom. They have nice, beautiful, large blooms that lasts for weeks. P.S. they are planted in my garden here in Philippines. My friend from SF, received the packet and send to me here.

Rolly from
August 08, 2014

Show Stopper

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

These Marigolds are b-e -a-u-t-i-f-u-l... I have a sister who is not fond of marigolds..but she or no one else could deny these are beautiful..yellow, orange, and gold. I favor the yellow. You need sunglasses on these..ha ha

Jack & Patty Sayre from OK
January 22, 2012

True Flower Power

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

These plants truly boast an abundance of huge blossoms! They measure 4 - 5 inches across and are nice and fully round, packed with many ruffled petals. Everyone who sees them are in awe at how huge the flowers are for a marigold. I, too, have found I have needed to stake some of the plants as they are so full of heavy bolloms they have broken some stalks from the weight. Excellent and reliable preformer!

God's Gardening Gal from IL
December 26, 2011

Whopper Marigold Yellow

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I have planted these in the arid Utah climate for years and they've always been hardy and bright, rich, in color. They are so hardy I have stake them to keep them from tipping. An excellent reliable flower!

Joseph Brierley from UT

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