In cooler weather, Red Metamorph's flowers are a deep burgundy, but when the weather warms, watch as splashes of yellow appear on the petals! Then when cooler weather comes back around, the blooms change back to solid burgundy. Beautiful as a garden hedge, this French marigold is stout and dense at about 2'-3' tall. French marigolds are edible, but with a very strong flavor similar to its pungent scent. Prolific bloomer attracts beneficial insects.
Botanical Name: Tagetes patula
Plant Dimensions: 24″–36″ tall
Variety Information: 1 ½”–2″ blooms are burgundy in cool weather, streaked with yellow in hot weather. Colors fade with age.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower, Good for Containers, Rabbit Resistant
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is 70°-80°F.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 5-14 days
Seed Depth: 1/4″
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6″–8″
Thinning: When 1″ tall, thin to 1 every 6″–8″