Late in the season, small, tubular, yellow
flowers cover these 7-10' plants. Plant as
a cover crop and till into the soil to repel
nematodes. Selected because the roots of these
marigold plants produce a secretion that kills
root-eating nematodes in the soil. Deadhead
these reseeding annuals regularly to prolong
blooming. 105-120 days to maturity.
|Zones: 3 - 9 annual|
Height: 3 - 7 "
Spacing: 18 - 24"
Depth: 1/2 inch
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Germination: 4 - 14 days
Days To Maturity: 105-120 days to maturity.
Blooms: 4 - 5 months after being planted in the garden
Comments: When planted as a cover crop and tilled into the soil, they effectively deter nematodes.