Marigold Seeds - Queen Sophia
- Seed Count: 30 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 50-60 days from planting
- Plant Height: 10-12 inches
- Flower Color: Deep orange with red highlights
- Growth Habit: Bushy, compact
- Ideal Conditions: Full sun, well-drained soil
- Attracts Pollinators: Bees, butterflies
- Pest Resistance: Natural deterrent to nematodes
Queen Sophia Marigold is a celebrated variety known for its vibrant, deep orange flowers accented with red highlights. Marigolds, originally from Mexico and Central America, have a long history of cultural significance and garden use. The 'Queen Sophia' variety, specifically bred for its unique coloration and compact size, has gained popularity for both ornamental and practical purposes.
These marigolds are not only visually stunning but also serve multiple purposes in gardens. They are known to attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, enhancing the biodiversity of the garden. Additionally, marigolds are reputed to deter certain pests and are often planted as a companion plant to protect other crops.
Growth Habit & Planting Instructions:
Queen Sophia Marigolds are known for their bushy and compact growth habit. They thrive in full sun and require well-drained soil. To plant, sow the seeds 1/4 inch deep in soil and space them about 8-10 inches apart. These marigolds are fairly drought-tolerant and low maintenance, making them suitable for various garden settings. Regular deadheading of spent flowers encourages more blooms and extends the flowering period.
Incorporating Queen Sophia Marigolds into your garden not only adds a splash of color but also brings the benefits of attracting beneficial insects and serving as a natural pest deterrent. With proper care, these marigolds will provide a long-lasting and vibrant display in your garden.