AAS WINNER DETAILS
Winner Type: National
Variety Name: Super Hero™ Spry
Common Name: French Crested Marigold
Type: Flowers from Seed
Breeder: Ernst Benary of America, Inc.
Close Market Comparison: Hero Spry, Janie Spry
Duration Type: Annual
Hardiness Zone/Hardy to Zone: Zone 8 – 11
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Dry to normal
Dead Heading Recommended: Yes
Staking Required: No
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Bushy, compact, mounded
Plant Height: 10 – 12 inches
Bloom Time: Summer to frost
Bloom Color: Yellow, red
Bloom Color Pattern: Bicolor
Bloom Size: 2 inches
IN THE GARDEN
Pollinator Friendly: Yes
Weather Tolerance: Heat
Garden Spacing: 10 – 12 inches
Low Edging: Yes
Medium Height Divider: Yes
HOW TO GROW
Plant Marigold Super Hero Spry in a full sun location after all danger of frost has passed. Water daily for the first 2 weeks to get established, then as needed for your area. Plants are quite drought tolerant once established but should not be allowed to wilt. Fertilize with a well-balanced fertilizer every other week. Commercial Grower Culture Info.
- “Crisp pattern, rich color, uniform plants, and flowering”
- “This is a lovely compact French Marigold with an interesting flower color.”
- “Good late summer performance”
- “Color holds up during summer”
- “Very cute marigold, easy to grow”
- “Home gardeners will love it and it is perfect for introducing gardening to children.”
Jeni Cullen, Eden Park, Cincinnati, OH –
Adorable flowers on short, stocky stems were particularly enjoyed by kids visiting the gardens and conservatory. The plants bloomed profusely through the summer and into the fall, even in partial shade and with minimal care.
AAS Display Garden- River Valley Master Gardeners –
Compact uniform plants were covered throughout the summer in attractive flowers.
It made a wonderful low edging for our Zone 6a garden.