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The first things we've grown from seed have flowered, some french marigolds, the centres have formed nicely, but there's only five petals surrounding the middle, they look decidedly odd. I've not had chance to take a photo, but does anyone have any ideas at all?
If you google French Marigolds Images you'll see loads of different types, including a few single ones - do yours look anything like those?
Hard to tell without a pic sp93. Well done from growing from seed. I bought 6 to plant into pots in greenhouse to deter aphids, they were tiny but flowering. I've potted them on and nipped flowers off to make them grow bigger rather than flowering too early. Dunno if this helps you.
Didn't see you there Dove
I'm just popping out in a minute so will grab a photo then.
They don't look disimilar is shape to http://www.tandmworldwide.com/flowers/flower-seeds/marigold-seeds/marigold-paprika/tp03829TM
but ours are all yellow. Is it advisable to cut the blooms off then?That seems such a shame! I think this thread is going to highlight just how new I am to gardening
Those are so pretty - do yours look like that?
This is what they look like, but were supposed to be of the big, full head variety!
Look good to me......none of mine have even germinated so count yourself lucky Sweetpea
I dont supposee you might have an idea of what this marigold leafy looking plant may be? It's pretty much sprang up out of nowhere and is about 30cm tall!!
Think they are French marigold (or Tagetes), SweetPea.
The top picture looks like Naughty Marietta to me. I grow them every year and those look pretty standard. Good choice for attracting hover flies and deterring things like carrot fly
They look a bit like mine SP, it's a bit dark now but you get the idea, I still think they are pretty but like you, not what I expected. I think I need to split the Lobelia that's with them a bit, it's grown quite a lot and you can't see the baby Monkey Puzzle Trees now
Where did you get them? I think mine were for Home Bargains? I'm going to look at the packet tomorrow.
I though my Lobelia wasn't going to do anything so I'm quite impressed, I potted it in in clumps, as recommended by someone on here. I love Lobelia, I've got my Busy Lizzie's to sort tomorrow
Those look like lovely French Marigolds to me Sweetpea
The big flowered ones are African Marigolds. Is this what you were expecting? http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/annual/african-marigold/