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Organic Marigold (African) Seeds


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African Marigolds are a fantastic companion plant and their colour adds an amazing amount of cheer to the garden.  They look great in a pot, interspersed in the vegetable garden, or as an ornamental border plant.  This variety of Marigold is more drought tolerant than the French Marigold variety.

Our Ecoseeds range is certified organic, non-GMO and open pollinated. Each Marigold seed packet contains approximately 100 seeds - plenty for a residential garden.

What are Marigolds  (Tagetes var. erecta, Poor Man's Saffron, Pot Marigold)?

Marigolds are a vibrant yellow, orange or maroon edible flower that are native to America. They are so easy to grow that you can't go wrong.

African Marigold is a tall plant, growing to 80cm.  This flower looks amazing when planted en masse in a tropical garden, in a potted apartment setting, or sprinkled in a cottage garden. They also happen to be the ideal companion plants - great for spots where you want to deter bugs, white fly and aphids.

Culinary Uses for Marigold (Poor Man's Saffron, Pot Marigold)

Marigold petals add a tangy taste and gorgeous colour to salads and are used in Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. (Some people say the flavour is similar to Saffron - in fact Calendula and Pot Marigolds are sometimes called 'Poor Man's Saffron' for this reason.)

Growing Conditions for Marigold  (Poor Man's Saffron, Pot Marigold)

Plant Marigolds in a sunny spot.  They aren't fussy about soil type, but do best in free-draining sandy loam. Companion plant them with almost anything except Beans and Cabbage.

African Marigolds will survive wind and drought once established, although they aren't frost hardy. They grow best if watered deeply once a week, but are generally fairly hardy plants. 

Climate and seasonal information - African Marigold

African Marigold will grow throughout New Zealand over summer.  Sow Marigold from spring after the last frost. If you live in a warmer area, you should be able to plant African Marigold right up to early Autumn.

Growing Instructions - Marigold Seeds

  • Direct sow or transplant: Early spring - early autumn
  • Spacing: 15 cm apart
  • Sowing depth: 2 cm
  • Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy 
  • Germination: 7 - 10 days
  • Harvest: 60 days from transplant.

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.