French marigold 'Queen Sophia'
Queen Sophia is part of the Tagetes genus and is a French marigold variety. Its scientific name is Tagetes patula 'Queen Sophia'. An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Queen Sophia is known for growing to a height of approximately 15.0 cm (that's 5.85 inches in imperial). Expect blooming to occur in mid summer.
Mexico is believed to be where Queen Sophia originates from.
Queen Sophia French marigold is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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How to grow French marigold 'Queen Sophia'
Growing Queen Sophia from seed
Sow the seed thinly in pots or trays on a windowsill or in a greenhouse in a good quality, finely sieved, moist compost.Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.23 inches (0.6 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 15°C / 59°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Queen Sophia about 49 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Queen Sophia
Transplant seedlings spacing them 5cm apart in trays and grow on. Acclimatise the plants to outside conditions and then plant 15 – 23cm apart in a sunny place.Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Queen Sophia is a half hardy plant.
Harvesting Queen Sophia
French marigold 'Queen Sophia' information
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