Marigold Seeds Crackerjack Mix

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Tall Marigold "Crackerjack Mix". Some don't consider marigolds wildflowers, but all love their color. Annual.
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Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Containers
Containers
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 36" tall
Bloom Time Summer to fall
SKU TCJG
These are some of the most popular annual flowers on earth. The marigold group called "Crackerjack Mix" has decorated millions of gardens for decades. These are the big ones--bright ball-shaped flowers in yellow and orange or sturdy plants 2-3 ft. tall. The flowers are chrysanthemum-like with a mass of bright colored petals. And best of all, they keep blooming all summer long. Add these to your meadow, and the color will never stop.
Associated SKUs
TCJG
TCJQP (1/4 Pound)
TCJLB (1 Pound)
Common Name African Marigold
Botanical Name Tagetes erecta
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Orange, Yellow
Mature Height 36" tall
Bloom Time Summer to fall
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 99,000
Days to Germination 7-10 depending on soil and weather conditions.
Days to Bloom 80-90
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To Mexico and Central America
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Advantages Easy to Grow, Containers, Extended Blooms
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsMarigold Seeds Crackerjack Mix
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long bloom time (8)
  • Low maintenance (8)
  • Reliable growth (8)
  • Vivid colors (7)
  • Pest resistant (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large areas (7)
  • Border control (5)
  • Cut flowers (4)
  • Containers (3)
  • Raised beds (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual hobbyist (5), Avid gardener (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Tallest of Marigolds

i casually sprinkled the seeds around and forgot about them. wherever they were tossed, they grew into delightfully large (3 ft) plants covered with big, impressive, orange or yellow flowers that keep...Read complete review

i casually sprinkled the seeds around and forgot about them. wherever they were tossed, they grew into delightfully large (3 ft) plants covered with big, impressive, orange or yellow flowers that keep blooming all summer and well into fall. great for fall flower arrangements! and mud spatter is not a problem for this stately marigold.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Didn't bloom - weird

I can't imagine what could have gone wrong. NONE of these seeds sprouted in any of the locations I planted them. All of my gardens were full of flowers, so it wasn't the...Read complete review

I can't imagine what could have gone wrong. NONE of these seeds sprouted in any of the locations I planted them. All of my gardens were full of flowers, so it wasn't the soil - everything else looked amazing.

I love marigolds and this year I bought a large amount planning on adding marigolds to all of my gardens. Not one seed sprouted.

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5.0

Marigold Crackerjack Mix

By 

from Huntsville, Al

About Me Casual Hobbyist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas
    • Raised Beds

    Comments about American Meadows Marigold Seeds Crackerjack Mix:

    I put some here and there. I also give some to friends.

     
    5.0

    Beautiful Marigold Crackerjack Mix

    By 

    from Dover DE

    About Me Avid Gardener, I Love Gardening

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Quick Growth
    • Reliable Growth

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Amazing Border Flowers
    • Border Control
    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Marigold Seeds Crackerjack Mix:

    This package of seeds brought amazing blooms, long lasting blooms and it was amazing how fast they grew! The really nice thing about marigolds is that the heads dry up and drop their seeds so I'm assured to have beautiful blooms next year! An added benefit are the really colorful butterflies that are STILL visiting the beautiful blooms!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Didn't bloom - weird

    By 

    from Tyler, Texas

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Didn't Bloom

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Marigold Seeds Crackerjack Mix:

        I can't imagine what could have gone wrong. NONE of these seeds sprouted in any of the locations I planted them. All of my gardens were full of flowers, so it wasn't the soil - everything else looked amazing.

        I love marigolds and this year I bought a large amount planning on adding marigolds to all of my gardens. Not one seed sprouted.

         
        4.0

        lovely

        By 

        from Clayton, NC

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Pest Resistant
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Border Control
        • Cut Flowers
        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Marigold Seeds Crackerjack Mix:

        we grow a summer garden in front of out home and using American Meadows pretty much guarantees beauty and abundance

         
        5.0

        These made a BEAUTIFUL blanket of blooms

        By 

        from Columbia City, IN

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fragrant
        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas

          Comments about American Meadows Marigold Seeds Crackerjack Mix:

          We used these as a cover crop for the part of the garden we didn't plant this year. These did a good job covering and keeping the weeds down and gave a beautiful carpet of blooms!

           
          5.0

          so lovely and keeps the bugs away

          By 

          from Washington DC

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Border Control
            • Containers
            • Cut Flowers
            • Erosion Control
            • Large Areas
            • Raised Beds

            Comments about American Meadows Marigold Seeds Crackerjack Mix:

            These flowers just keep on blooming!

             
            5.0

            My marigolds are almost 24 inches tall

            By 

            from slater, IA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Long Bloom Time
            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth
            • Very tall and robust
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Border Control
              • Containers
              • Large Areas
              • Raised Beds

              Comments about American Meadows Marigold Seeds Crackerjack Mix:

              We used these marigolds around all our vegtables and in front of our sunflower area of our garden! They are still blooming and robust with beautiful color! They grew to 24" plus !

               
              5.0

              HUGE Marigolds!!!

              By 

              from Belen, NM

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fragrant
              • Huge
              • Long Bloom Time
              • Low Maintenance
              • Pest Resistant
              • Reliable Growth
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

              • Ants eat seeds

              Best Uses

              • Border Control
              • Cut Flowers
              • Large Areas

              Comments about American Meadows Marigold Seeds Crackerjack Mix:

              Marigolds are my favorite flower. I read the description for these, but it didn't prepare me for how huge they would be. I need to plant them better next year. I just sprinkled them all over, and I had to pull a bunch of them so other plants could get sun and water. Having marigolds blooming at eye level is weird and awesome!

              The only suggestion I have is to cover the seeds if you have ants. In the desert, we have tons. They leave the plants alone, but they would start carrying off the seeds in an area as I was done planting them. Marigold seeds do just fine with a light covering of dirt or compost, despite what the directions said.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Tallest of Marigolds

              By 

              from port byron, il

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fragrant
              • Long Bloom Time
              • Low Maintenance
              • Pest Resistant
              • Reliable Growth
              • Tall wildflower
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Containers
                • Cut Flowers

                Comments about American Meadows Marigold Seeds Crackerjack Mix:

                i casually sprinkled the seeds around and forgot about them. wherever they were tossed, they grew into delightfully large (3 ft) plants covered with big, impressive, orange or yellow flowers that keep blooming all summer and well into fall. great for fall flower arrangements! and mud spatter is not a problem for this stately marigold.

                 
                5.0

                colorful show

                By 

                from almond north carolina

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Fragrant
                • Hardy
                • Healthy
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about American Meadows Marigold Seeds Crackerjack Mix:

                  i use theses seeds to beautify my mountain properties . need a hardy flower that will seed in difficult steep places this seed has always took and enhanced the look of the lots . filled with bright colors all summer. love them. mrs. dehart

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                   
                  5.0

                  Great seed fast germination.

                  By 

                  from Abilene Tx

                  About Me Master Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Instructions
                  • Hardy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden
                    • Outdoors
                    • Patio

                    Comments about American Meadows Marigold Seeds Crackerjack Mix:

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                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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