Marigold Scarlet Sophie
Marigold Scarlet Sophie. Spectacular camellia-like blooms – uniquely different, the rich russet red flowers trimmed with gold change to flame red as the flower ages. Early and smothered with blooms all season. Recommended for beds, borders, pots, window boxes etc. Flowers all summer.
Height: 25-30cm (10-12in).
March – April
June – October
How to Sow
Sow in early spring a good seed compost just covering the seed with compost. Make sure that the compost is moist but not wet and seal in a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 5-10 days at 12-24C (70-75F). Transplant when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots, and grow on in cooler conditions. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 30cm (12in) apart in a sunny spot in ordinary garden soil.
The citrus tasting flowers have many uses, try them in salads, sandwiches or seafood dishes too.
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