This new intermediate-type African marigold offers improved branching, earliness, flower size and a brighter flower colour. The series is uniform under both short and long days. Sturdy stems hold up in shipping and poor weather.
Marvel II is an improvement compared to the previous Marvel series because it flowers a week faster under long days. Its tighter flower structure is also an improvement over the old Marvel and the competitor series.
Marigolds are pretty, low maintenance and can help protect other garden plants from pests. They do best in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil. In very warm regions, the plants need some shade during the hottest times of the day, plus moisture monitoring to prevent wilt. They perform equally well in landscape beds, garden borders and containers, and they make a great mixed combo component or garden cut flower for fresh arrangements. Once established, they will bloom all Summer and make a great Fall annual, bringing colour to the garden late into the season, plus they fill in landscaping gaps or borders quickly.
Best grown in 4-in./10-cm to 6-in./15-cm containers, these bright annuals make a striking impression in landscape plantings, providing height and attention-grabbing colour. They are often used in commercial and municipal landscape design providing fast growing effective colour for high contrast with minimal investment. They should be spaced at 20 to 25 cm/8 to 10 in., and will flower more quickly when the daylength is 12 hours or shorter. When grown at daylength longer than 12 hours, it will take an additional 10 to 14 days to flower. These bright mass planting staples are the perfect solution when a low mounding, easy-care colour explosion is required.
Marvel is the taller African Marigold series of PanAmerican Seed and it is ~20% taller than Taishan. Marvel is an excellent choice for landscapers looking for a taller marigold series. The series consists of three colours: Yellow, Gold, and Orange, and a formula mix of the three.
For detailed culture information, refer to the African Marigold Grower Facts at panamseed.com.