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DESCRIPTION: The earliest dwarf French marigold we've seen. Large flowers are fully double-crested. Blooms all season long.
BOTANICAL NAME: Tagetes patula 'Chica Flame'
GROUP/CLASS: Chica Series
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 20 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 15 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Orange and red
FLOWERING TIME: Late spring to late summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Bee Friendly, Edible Flowers
Chica Flame Marigold features bold brick red daisy flowers with orange edges at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its fragrant ferny leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season.
Chica Flame Marigold is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Chica Flame Marigold is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Chica Flame Marigold will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.
Chica Flame Marigold is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.