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Old August 2, 2017   #1
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Default Marigold Varieties

The picture below is "New World Strawberry Blonde" from Harris seeds:
https://www.harrisseeds.com/collections/marigold?page=2

It's my first marigold variety I have grown. I liked growing it. I am interested in finding other varieties to grow for sale as container plants, so compact-growing or dwarf would be best. Recommendations are appreciated, thanks.
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How about Lemon Gem? I got seeds from Canadian seed exchange, and really loved them, compact and blooms all the way to frost with no issues. So I sent in seeds I saved last year as well.
I could save more this year if anyone wants them. Not sure if the original ones were hybrid, but saved seeds performs well.
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Dwarf French Marigold is one of my favorites. I did find out this year that spider mites like them too.
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Dwarf French Marigold is one of my favorites. I did find out this year that spider mites like them too.
Yep, kept them off my tomatoes. I did not have any planted in the same bed the watermelon are planted and it got spider mites.
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http://www.graines-baumaux.fr/167333...etes&results=5

I am growing these and they are compact plants with hundreds of small flowers. So beautiful!
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Bambino is a pretty one w lots of flowers, handles dry conditions well
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http://www.graines-baumaux.fr/167333...etes&results=5

I am growing these and they are compact plants with hundreds of small flowers. So beautiful!
I am taking a lot of seeds from them. Does anyone know if they breed true?
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Alumia cream.
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Alumia cream.
Those are gorgeous! I bet they would sell pretty well at market.
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What about Little Duck Yellow or Little Duck Orange? I've never grown them, but they look adorable!
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I second Salt's recommendation for French Marigold, Naughty Marietta especially. Bees love the single flowers.

http://www.southernexposure.com/fren...-g-p-1523.html
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Tashkent is really nice.
http://www.southernexposure.com/fren...5-g-p-854.html
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Those are very pretty, but I am certain they are not dwarf at 24- 30 inches.
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Cole, there are few others I have grown, but they don't fit your needs or in a gallon pot. I'm only suggesting this one because it is beautiful and if you ever choose to sell some larger potted plants in a two gallon pot http://www.johnnyseeds.com/flowers/m...seed-1884.html but they grew about 3.5' tall for us.

There are some others sold locally that look pretty good http://www.rareseeds.com/crackerjack...igold-african/ not my favorite, but I see a lot of people growing them.

I understand you are growing for market. Repeat customers tend to spend more. A lot of people do not pot-up or plant in ground, so pot/container size is important. I don't know what grows best in Illinois, zone 6, but in Texas zone 8 - the three I've mentioned in this thread would sell. You could also sell some organic miticide. Price mark-up could be at your discretion https://www.google.com/search?site=&...63.wWUU7sI3Ytg The first link might sell your miticide without saying a word.

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Thank you, everyone, for the recommendations. I will be researching marigolds until I order seeds next spring. I never knew there were so many kinds.
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