Repels Rain from its Huge Yellow Pompons!
The biggest Marigold yet, it puts Inca, Antigua, and Marvel to shame!
Variety: Moonstruck Yellow
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: Bloom First Year,?Direct Sow,?Double Blooms,?Easy Care Plants,?Flower,?Free Bloomer,?Long Bloomers,?Needs Deadheading
Bloom Color: Yellow
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,? well-drained
Resistance: Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance: Normal,? loamy
Uses: Beds,?Containers,?Cut Flowers
So large they hide the foliage, these neon-bright yellow pompons are unforgettable crowded atop compact plants, 4 to 4 1/2 inches wide and nearly as deep! Bigger even than the old favorites Inca, Antigua, and Marvel, they really pop in the sunny annual bed or your best containers!
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. You just can’t go wrong with Moonstruck! And if you like these yellow blooms, take a look at golden Orange! Packet is 25 seeds.