Tiger Eyes Marigold Seeds

(P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Item #01388-PK-P1


Bright-eyed blooms are an heirloom treasure | The boldest bicolor yet

Why can't all heirloom varieties be as easy to grow and drop-dead gorgeous as Tiger Eyes Marigolds? This fabulous French marigold surprises and delights with big, bold "eyes" of deepest red and brightest yellow all summer long—on nifty little plants just a foot high and wide. If you love flowers (or want to protect your tomatoes and other veggies from root knot nematodes), you must treat yourself to Tiger Eyes Marigold.

The flowers measure about 2 inches across, with single lower petals of smoky red and eye-catching, pompon-like upper petals of sunny yellow. Taken together, this Tiger Eyes Marigold combination is absolutely stunning, and will stand out like fresh paint from among all the other humdrum red-and-yellow marigolds. And you don't have to wait for the flowers—they arise very, very freely all summer long, giving you an extra-long season of beauty in the sunny garden, flowerpot, or window box.

If you're a vegetable grower, you may have already heard that marigolds actually kill as many (or more) root knot nematodes as commercial pesticides. Plant Tiger Eyes Marigold very freely around your veggies (particularly tomatoes and peppers, on which nematodes feast), and I guarantee you'll see a big difference in the success rate of your plants. Of course, if you've got a large veggie garden and are serious about eliminating nematodes, there's a marigold designed just for that purpose, and I highly recommend it—but for the rest of us, Tiger Eyes Marigold is so beautiful that it will fill the bill admirably.

Tiger Eyes Marigold is an open-pollinated marigold that has been gracing gardens for more than a century, and I'm delighted to be able to offer it to Park gardeners. You'll love the compact plant habit and nonstop blooms. Give Tiger Eyes Marigold a try for months of eye-catching color.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Tagetes
Species patula
Variety Tiger Eyes
Item Form (P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 50
Plant Height 12 in
Plant Width 12 in
Bloom Size 2 in
Additional Characteristics Direct Sow, Flower, Heirloom
Bloom Color Dark Red, Multi-Color, Yellow
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 6 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 24, 2022

Huge fail

This shopper rated the product 1 out of 5 stars

Out of everything I planted in my grow tent, these were the only things that wouldn't germinate and I tried 4 times. Needless to say they went right in the trash.

Darrin from IL
March 07, 2020

Great border show.

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

What a beautiful showy plant from a lowly marigold. This flower sets plentiful buds from early season till killing frost. They have been a staple in my beds for years. I use it for my beds at home, our village ballpark bed, my sisters beds and in the cemetery for my uncles grave. Never been disappointed.

Bryan from WI
December 19, 2018

The Only Marigold From Now On...

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I never like marigolds before but I would always buy the started plants to put in pots with my tomato plants. But I love this robust and colorful marigold! I started the seed in an Aerogarden Sprout last spring, transplanted to tomato pots, and the marigolds grew into lovely little bushes that were constantly covered in flowers. When I deadheaded, I would sprinkle the seeds in theI pot and the next things I knew I had new marigolds sprouting. Winter killed them off. I will surely plant these marigolds again this spring.

Grandma Barb from CA
August 25, 2015

a favorite beautiful bloom and plant

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I love this flower. It is a mass of blossoms all season long. the color is vibrant and clear. Small plant that fits well in a small garden or a large border easy to grow just about anywhere. I will grow this again next year.

orchidjewels from ID
October 23, 2014

Fabulous Color!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This was my first year growing these marigolds and I had great germination. And I must say I was extremely pleased with the growth (mine reached well over 12 inches high), the amount of blooms (plants were consistently covered in masses of blooms) and the color was outstanding! Bold and bright! Love, love, love these marigolds and look forward to many more years of growing these beauties in my gardens!

GodsGardeningGal from IL

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