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Marigold  CHEDI 

Tagetes Erecta




Florist Type - Large, attractive 3 to 4" blooms top strong, sturdy stems.


Former known as Jedi Orange, Chedi with even fuller, bigger blooms. Center has full frill, and the heads are dense with ruffled petals all the way around to the stem. Plants have long stretches between internodes for very long straight stems. Extended harvest window.


 Cut Flower Marigold is the best for bouquets and grower bunches. An excellent option for Summer and Fall cut flower programs, offers the uniformity, good shipability and durability to meet the increasing consumer demand for Dia de los Muertos and Halloween celebrations.


Delivers uniformity and durability to meet the increasing consumer demand for cultural celebrations and cut flower markets. Sturdy, uniform flower heads are also useful for marigold garlands. Well-suited for high tunnel and field production.


Continuous flowering in the field. Chedi is tolerant to soil borne diseases including fusarium.

Excellent adaptability to a wide range of climates.




Plant life cycle: annual

Site: full sun

Days to maturity:  75- 90 days

Height: 38"- 48 "

Sowing :1/4"

Plant spacing: 12"- 22 " apart

Approx seeds per pkt : 50



How to Grow :


Days to germination :4-7 days at 75-80°F (24-27°C)

Sowing :

Transplant (recommended) - Sow into 72-cell flat, or preferred seedling container, 4-6 weeks before last frost, lightly covering seed. Harden off and transplant out after last frost. For flowering in packs, sow 8 weeks before desired bloom time.


Direct seed - After last frost, sow 1/4" deep. Pinching encourages branching. 



High temperatures can cause plants to stall, and temporarily decline in growth and bloom. Deadhead regularly to increase blooms.



Harvest when blooms are approx. 2-3/4" in diameter, for local markets, harvest when the first flower is fully open. Holds up well for shipping.


Vase life :

Excellent vase life - 10 or more days.



Spreads 6 to 10". 24-36". Annual.

Tall Marigold CHEDI ORANGE

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