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Corn Marigold

Corn Marigold

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Corn Marigold Seeds

Glebionis segetum
Big gold, bigold, boodle, buddle, field marigold, gill gowan, golden cornflower, goldes, goldings, goldins, golds, Mary buds, marybuds, wild marigold, yellow boy, yellow cornflower, yellowby

Vibrant yellow flowers (pictured here, growing with corn chamomile). Once common in cornfields and hay meadows.


Contents: Approximately 600 seeds

Average height: 50cm
Aspect: full sun
Soil type: loam, chalk, sand, clay
Sowing time: spring or autumn
Flowering period: June-September
Colour: yellow

An annual flower that bears bright golden blooms on upright stems for months in summer, and which are excellent for wildlife. It can also be a short-lived biennial if sown later in the summer in milder areas to bloom the following year. Flowers are single and daisy-like in form and up to 5cm across, borne singly on fleshy green stems. The leaves are long, mid green to blue-green in colour, and divided in shape, making an attractive contrast to the flowers.

Corn marigold is easy to grow from seed sown direct in a sunny site and on most free-draining soils apart from those which are alkaline (containing lime). Although corn marigold often self-sows to regrow in future years, especially on newly cultivated or disturbed ground, it's not an invasive plant as any unwanted ones are easy to pull up and compost.

Our packaging is made from FSC recycled cardboard and environmentally friendly inks. The seed bags are waxed paper or compostable starch to keep seeds in the best condition during storage.

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