The biggest blooms of any marigold
The new standard for large marigolds has arrived, and its name is Whopper. Available only from 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 bright yellow, gold, and orange 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 3? 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 mix, be sure to try the separate colors—yellow, orange, and gold.
(P)Pkt of 25 seeds
Variety:Park’s Whopper Mix
Item Form:(P)?Pkt of 25 seeds
Bloom Start To End:Mid Summer
Seeds Per Pack:25
Plant Height:18 in
Plant Width:12 in
Bloom Size:4 in
Additional Characteristics:Direct Sow,?Double Blooms,?Flower
Light Requirements:Full Sun
Moisture Requirements:Moist,? well-drained
Resistance:Botrytis,?Drought Tolerant,?Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance:Normal,? loamy
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