Top Questions About Marigolds

Click on links below to jump to that question.

Questions About Marigolds

Asked by
Anonymous on
August 22, 2018

Q. Deadheading marigolds

How do you deadhead a small marigold plant….ie do you just pinch off the very end of the plant? I’ve tried this, but the plant is already dead and doesn’t seem to help.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 22, 2018
00
Was this answer useful?
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!
Asked by
sukku on
November 16, 2018
Navi Mumbai

Q. What is happening to my marigold plant?

We just bought the plant last week. It was fine until two days ago when the leaves of the lower section started drooping. Today the one and only flower bud also drooped.

Answered by
sukku on
November 17, 2018
A.

The new leaves and buds look like they have burnt and then slowly the whole branch dries up and becomes crispy.All the leaves and the bud have fallen off the plant. Does the plant still have a chance for survival?

00
Was this answer useful?

Answered by
drtreelove on
November 17, 2018
A.

I suspect transplant shock from root disturbance and drying out of the soil and roots. The soil surface in the pot appears dry.

Water it well and it may perk up and survive. Give it a week or two to show signs of improvement.

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
slal on
January 6, 2019
56008

Q. African Marigold saplings issue

I have African Marigold saplings which are going on drying up after having attained a good height. 2-4 saplings keep turning brown and crumbling up.. please help

Answered by
drtreelove on
January 7, 2019
A.

I suspect a water issue, too much or too little.

Does the planter have drainage holes or are the plants sitting in muddy wet soil and getting root rot?

If there is good drainage, then are you watering enough or are the plants suffering from water deficit/drought stress as a cause for the drying up of the foliage?

If the watering is as good as can be, what is the condition of the soil? Is it a fertile potting soil with good organic matter content that retains soil moisture, or sandy or course and porous.

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
peggy4660 on
March 12, 2019
Childers South East Queenstland Australia

Q. can I companion plant marigolds with growing parsnips and carrots?

I wish to plant marigold plants among my vegetable garden where I have planted seeds of parsnips and seeds of purple carrots along with plants of lettuce and tomatoes. Are marigolds compatible with these plants??

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 12, 2019
00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
Anonymous on
May 2, 2019

Q. Marigolds/toads

Are marigolds in the garden harmful to toads?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 3, 2019
A.

Marigolds will not harm Toads!

00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
kjinoc on
May 10, 2019
92677

Q. What’s eating my flowers?

I recently planted some marigolds, (the small starter size) and within 2-3 days, something had eaten all the leaves. Whatever it is then started in on the petunia leaves – the other starter set that I had just planted. Any ideas what is eating these plants? We have a lot of snails in our yard and also rabbits in our area – though we have installed extra fencing to keep them out and I don\’t see any droppings. (We also checked the fencing and blocked a few possible entry points.) I have now put out snail bait but I’m hesitant to replant before I know what I’m battling! Any ideas?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 10, 2019
Certified Expert
00
Was this answer useful?
Asked by
ghwenny68 on
May 27, 2019
Harrisburg, North Carolina 28075

Q. Steamy sun rays

I live in North Carolina, and lately it has 95 degrees and over. Is the steaming sun the reason why my marigolds and perennials are dying?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
May 27, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

They usually do well in high temperatures I do see what looks like clay soils and this will be the cause of slow growth here. They will grow much faster in a soil with more texture. Try adding organic material or a little compost before planting to help out.

This article will help with the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/marigold/growing-marigold-flowers.htm

10
Was this answer useful?
1 6 7 8
Learn

Learn From
Your Peers on
Our Blog

Visit Our Blog
The website that started it all!
Main Website

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More