2010 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Marigold Moonsong Deep Orange F1
National Winner
2010 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Marigold Moonsong Deep Orange F1
National Winner

Marigold Moonsong Deep Orange F1
2010 AAS Flower Award Winner

This AAS Winner has vibrant deep orange flower color. Large fully double blooms rank among the best of class. Constant blooms are fade resistant. Easy to grow plants with excellent garden vigor tolerate stress such as heat or drought. In the full sun garden, the erect plants will reach 12 to 15 inches tall. Over the summer, the old blooms will be covered with green foliage, which keeps the plants looking fresh throughout the growing season.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Flower Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Marigold
Variety Name: Moonsong Deep Orange F1
Genus: Tagetes
Species: erecta
Year: 2010
Common Name: Marigold
Type: Flowers from Seed
Breeder: Syngenta Flowers
Close Market Comparison: Inca II Orange' and 'Antigua Orange'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Hardiness Zone/Hardy to Zone: Zone 10
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Dead Heading Recommended: NO
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Upright
Plant Height: Medium: 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing: 14 to 18 inches
Bloom Time: Summer to Frost
Bloom Color: Orange
Bloom Color Pattern: Solid
Bloom Size: 2.5 to 3.5 inches
Fragrance: Strong
Weather Tolerance: Drought, Heat
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Hanging Basket: YES
Low Edging: NO
Medium Height Divider: YES
Tall Background: NO
Ground Cover: YES
Herb: NO
Cut Flower: YES
Dried Flower / Everlasting: NO
Houseplant: NO
Water Garden: NO
Edible Ornamental: YES

How to Grow

In the North, it is recommended to start the seed indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost. Sow seed on top of germination media that has been thoroughly wet and allowed to drain. Cover seed with media. Maintain 70 to 75F media temperature during germination, which takes about 5 to 7 days. Fill peat pot or other “green” container with soilless media and transplant young seedlings into containers. Grow indoors at 50 to 65F until outdoor temperatures warm to 60F. Plant pot and all into prepared garden soil or patio type container after the threat of frost. In the South, seed can be sown directly into garden soil where the plants would be growing for the summer season. Grow in full sun for maximum flower production. Too much fertilizer will result in large green plants with few flowers.

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