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Welcome to Country Garden Seeds! Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife? Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your garden wildlife will love too. Here are some beautiful and easy plants for you to grow.
In June you can sow a batch of Hardy Annuals which will grow and flower quickly now the soil has warmed up. Start sowing Biennials such as Foxgloves, Sweet William and Wallflowers. Sow Half Hardy Annuals such as Cosmos, Sunflowers and Zinnias and they’ll flower in summer and autumn too.

Tagetes 'Golden Gem'

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Tagetes 'Golden Gem' Seeds

Tagetes Golden Gem are annual plants with masses of golden orange coloured flowers produced from mid summer to late autumn. The star shaped flowers are very attractive to bees, hoverflies and other pollinating insects. Leaves are mid green and deeply divided and are very attractive too.

Tagetes Golden Gem forms mounds of flowers up to 20cm tall so these are brilliant plants for edging paths and borders. Tagetes are also great in the vegetable garden to encourage beneficial insects and deter pests... it's thought they repel aphids. They will happily grow in pots on a sunny patio and the flowers are edible too.

Genus Tagetes
Variety Golden Gem
Plant Type Half Hardy Annual. Edible Flower
Height & Spread
20cm / 8 inches tall x 30cm/12 inches
Sow Seeds For best results sow seeds under cover from February to April. Germinates in 7 days at 20°C. Prick out after three weeks and grow seedlings on individually in 9cm pots at 15°C . Plant out your young plants in May after the last frost in your area. Alternatively sow direct from May onwards.
Thin/Plant Out Tagetes are fast growing and need plenty of space to develop. When planting out allow about 30cm/12 inches between them.
Conditions Required Grow Tagetes in full sun in moist but well drained soil.
Flower Production Tagetes takes around 10 -12 weeks to flower from a spring sowing. Deadhead regularly then flowers are produced from June until the first hard frosts in October.
Picking Flower petals are edible and can be picked to sprinkle on salads.
Planting Combinations Lovely in the veg plot and combines beautifully with other long flowering annuals such as such as Rudbeckia, Nasturtium, Dahlias and Nicotiana.

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