Blooming - Knowledgebase Question

Hewitt, Te
Question by ferspang
July 21, 2009
I planted my marigolds this year as I did last year, grew them from seeds, however I planted them later this year. I started them out in a little planter, then transplanted to my flower bed. They have grown like wildfire & very green but still are not blooming. Is it because of how hot it has been this year or is there something else I can do to promote blooming?

Answer from NGA
July 21, 2009


Marigolds usually don't mind the heat and will flower all summer, but they need to mature in order to bloom. I think your plants are a few weeks behind because they were started later than usual. Size isn't as important as how old they are. They will catch up and will bloom - it will just take them a little longer to mature. Don't give up on them!

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