Mr Fothergill’s Seeds Ltd 24949 Flower Seeds, Marigold African Crackerjack Mixed


  • A half hardy annual, flowers the same year as sown
  • Adds height and colour to borders, an ideal space filler
  • Free flowering, great for formal and informal plantings
  • Suitable for containers
  • 75 cm growing height

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Sow indoors, February-April. A warm kitchen windowsill is all you need for starting these seeds. Sow, 0.5cm (¼”) deep, in trays of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C (60-68°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Transplant them, 5cm (2″) apart, to other trays when large enough to handle. Always hold by a leaf, never by the stem. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out, May-June, 30cm (1′) apart, into well-drained soil, when frosts are over. Flowers: June-October.

Hints & Tips: If seedlings become leggy before required for planting out, plant deeply and they should also root from their stems.

Additional information

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 11.3 × 0.7 cm
Package Dimensions

‎14.3 x 11.3 x 0.7 cm; 10 Grams

Part number


Expected blooming period

‎Autumn, Summer

Moisture needs

‎Moderate Watering

Sunlight exposure

‎Full Sun

Item model number




Date First Available

17 Jan. 2013


‎Mr Fothergill?s Seeds Ltd


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    Plant it and early days but I am hopeful.

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    Amazon Customer

    these did grow tall

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    The seeds came in a small colourful paper pouch. As I am a first-timer, I find the seeds rather funny-looking – they all look like little bits of two-coloured hey, one darker end, and another lighter.As I was just too eager to start planting, I just scattered them on rough soil ‘with a little bit of orderly discipline’ about a week ago (after July 10). Then the weather turned rather hot. Didn’t know what to expect but just kept watering to make soil look damp.Then, surprise! I found tiny little green heads today, and counted about 30 of them – I think there must have been more than 150 of those hay sticks-looking seeds. Not bad at all for a newbie like myself.I shall keep updating in another week, to see if they can actually survive the heat as a young shoot.Update after one week:Most of my young shoots died. Only 2 left. Not the fault of the plant I suppose, since I did not plant them in good soil. They look easy enough to sprout so I may purchase and try again.

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    david mason

    Arrived on time easy to grow

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    J H.

    I grow from seed on the allotment every year with these and always get excellent blooms. Plant them in small pots of compost such as Wickes and they come up every time. They encourage the bees which is great for pollination. The flowers vary between bright orange and yellow.

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    Eye Can

    These were NOT double pom poms marigolds as shown on pack!All were the single petaled flowers. OK but not as described.

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    George R

    No issues with these seeds – Worked fine and plants were healthy and strong

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    I was sceptical to be honest, but seems to work. Not all the seeds blossomed, but I have a sturdy plant at the moment. 4/5

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