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African Marigold 'Giant Sunset'

Tagetes erecta

  • 2 plantings
  • 1 available for swap
  • 0 wanted
  • 6 stashed

Giant Sunset is a variety of African Marigold which is a member of the Tagetes family. Its botanical name is Tagetes erecta 'Giant Sunset'. This variety is an Flower that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Giant Sunset is known for growing to a height of approximately 15.0 cm (5.85 inches).

Giant Sunset African Marigold is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Giant Sunset have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Giant Sunset

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Giant Sunset is generally regarded as a half hardy plant, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures.

Growing Giant Sunset from seed

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). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 15°C / 59°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Giant Sunset about 49 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Giant Sunset

Giant Sunset is half hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Giant Sunset