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Fireball Dwarf Crested French Marigold

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 10 - 12 Inches
  • Mature Spread 6 - 8 Inches
  • Growing Zones 10 - 11
  • Use As A Filler In Containers

The showy, ruffled blooms of the Fireball Dwarf Crested French Marigold are bold and charming. This plant, also known as Tagetes patula 'Fireball’, is unique because the flowers transition through a series of colors during their lifecycle. Blooms emerge red and transition to a fiery, bronzy orange before settling into a dark gold. Each individual flower is on its own timeline, and the plant will display various colored blooms at once. Enjoy the stunning flowers from spring through fall. Dark green, feathery foliage gives the plant a full and lush look.

Marigolds are lovely in a garden bed or container. The vibrant blooms add color to the front of a border or mixed bed. The full form works as a filler in a container. Plant several Fireball Dwarf Crested French Marigolds for a colorful mass planting that gives the illusion of different Marigold plants due to the multi-colored flowers.

Fireball Dwarf Crested French Marigold Care

The Fireball Dwarf Crested French Marigold blooms best in a sunny spot with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. Plant it in a rich, loamy soil that is moist and well drained. Keep the soil moist for consistent growth. Apply a balanced fertilizer every few weeks to support new growth.

Pinch back faded flowers to encourage the plant to set more blooms. Trim leggy growth at any time or around midsummer to promote a bushy form.

Fireball Dwarf Crested French Marigold Spacing

Fireball Dwarf Crested French Marigold plants stand 10 to 12 inches tall and 6 to 8 inches wide. Space plants 6 to 10 inches apart for a full planting.

Fireball Dwarf Crested French Marigold Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 - 11
Plant Type: Annuals
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 10 - 12 Inches
Mature Spread: 6 - 8 Inches
Spacing: 6 - 10 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Orange, Red
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Spring through Fall
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role: Filler
Uses: Borders, Combinations, Containers
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers
Brand:
Common Name: Fireball Dwarf Crested French Marigold
Other Name(s): Marigold
Scientific Name: Tagetes patula 'Fireball'
SKU:
TAGFI123

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations