Marigolds - Knowledgebase Question

Sarasota, Fl
Question by lorraineemm
June 8, 2010
Looked great until last they are sparse and twiggy looking. What might be the cause? They seem to get plenty of water.

Answer from NGA
June 8, 2010


Marigolds grow and bloom best when you deadhead the spent flowers. The more consistent you are in cutting off the dead flowers, the more stems and flowers they will produce. Marigolds need full sunshine and will become thick and bushy if you pinch them back periodically. I'd cut the tips of the stems now to promote more flowering stems. They should flower for you in 2-3 weeks.

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