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Desert Marigold Seeds

Yellow Desert Marigold Seeds, Baileya multiradiata, Desert Marigold
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The cheery, gold daisy-like flowers of this easy wildflower are common all over our southwestern deserts. Annual.

Zones 3 - 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 12-24 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
Size Packet

Plant Information

If you've ever been to Arizona, New Mexico, or So. California in February or March, you know this golden beauty. Not well-known outside the desert regions, it's one of the ones that creates incredible color when the desert blooms. A neat plant with wonderful daisy-like flowers, it's an example of a wildflower that deserves a place in any garden.
Common Name Desert Marigold
Botanical Name Baileya multiradiata
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 12-24 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 1000171
Seeds Per Packet 150
Soil Moisture Dry, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
Native To Southwest
Native Yes
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Advantages Native
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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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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