In recognition of Fleuroselect’s Year of the Marigold, Johnsons Seeds has introduced an unusual new Marigold variety to its retail collection for the 2018 season.

Marigold (French) Fireball F1 (RRP £2.75 enough seeds for 35 plants) is a half hardy annual with compact, multi-coloured and crested blooms. The unique breeding was developed to put multi-coloured blooms on the same plant, creating a completely new look for planting schemes and bedding displays. It is also easily grown in a pot or container, making it perfect for smaller gardens and patios.

You can sow this interesting variety indoors from February to April or direct sown outdoors in April or May. The flowers appear from June to October.

Johnsons offers a good selection of French and African Marigolds, all mainstays in summer gardens and patio containers. They provide cheerful and abundant colour all season long and their uniformity makes then ideal for borders and designed gardens.

Marigold (French) Fireball F1 is available in the Johnsons retail range from selected garden retailers and online at


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