Repels Rain from its Huge Golden-Orange Pompons!
The biggest Marigold yet, it puts Inca, Antigua, and Marvel to shame!
Variety: ‘Moonstruck Orange’
Item Form: (P)?Pkt of 25 seeds
Bloom Start To End: Late Spring – Mid Fall
Seeds Per Pack: 25
Plant Height: 12 in – 15 in
Plant Width: 8 in – 10 in
Bloom Size: 4 in – 4.5 in
Additional Characteristics: Butterfly Lovers,?Cut-and-Come-Again,?Pest Fighter,?Bloom First Year,?Direct Sow,?Double Blooms,?Easy Care Plants,?Flower,?Free Bloomer,?Long Bloomers,?Needs Deadheading
Bloom Color: Dark Gold,?Orange
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,? well-drained
Resistance: Disease Resistant,?Pest Resistant,?Humidity Tolerant,?Deer Resistance,?Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance: Normal,? loamy
Uses: Outdoor,?Beds,?Containers,?Cut Flowers
If you have loved the gigantic blooms and easy growth of Yellow Moonstruck Marigold, you will simply adore its orange sister! So large they hide the foliage, these 4- to 4?-inch wide double orange pompons are unforgettable crowded atop compact plants! But this isn’t even their best feature. The most amazing thing is that these tightly-packed petals seem to actually repel rain, making Moonstruck the most weather-resistant, long-lasting Marigold you can grow!
In humid summer climates, moisture can be the enemy of Marigolds, and the late-afternoon rainstorms that many regions experience all summer can leave the blooms looking bedraggled. But not Moonstruck! These lovely flowers stay tight, fresh, and colorful no matter what the weather chooses to do. So even if you love cutting Marigolds for the vase, you should consider a garden planting of Moonstruck as well, just to show off!
This plant reaches only 12 to 15 inches high in bloom and 8 to 10 inches wide. Very well-branched, it flowers to heavily that the blooms actually jostle for position, and the foliage is nowhere to be seen during bloom season.
Marigold is one of the easiest of all seeds to start, and Moonstruck makes a fine choice for beginning gardeners and children as well as experienced green thumbs. Direct-sow into the soil when it warms in spring, or start indoors in your Bio Dome or seed flat. Try planting some in the tomato patch, too. Marigold is a famous enemy of root-knot nematodes, a soil-borne pest that can wreak havoc on your tomato plants! Let Moonstruck stand guard beautifully all season long! And if you like these rusty-orange blooms, take a look at blinding Yellow! Packet is 25 seeds.
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