I have three large pots in which I planted marigolds - lots of green, no flowers

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  1. quester.ltd profile image61
    quester.ltdposted 7 years ago

    I have three large pots in which I planted marigolds - lots of green, no flowers why?

    DF: I am totally confused, I planted store bought marigold seeds in big pots - the stalks with lots of leaves have grown tall - very tall, but there is not a single blossom or bud anywhere to be found or seen. Any ideas?

  2. rmehto profile image35
    rmehtoposted 7 years ago

    just check your plant breed. it may be possible that which marigold about you thinking it not that.

    Or wait for some more time.

    Thanks for asking question

  3. quester.ltd profile image61
    quester.ltdposted 7 years ago

    these were the standard marigold (from picture on the front of the package) - the plants are about 3 3.5 months old and stand over 20-26 inches.
    I am completely baffled with this.

  4. Brad Beard profile image76
    Brad Beardposted 7 years ago

    It is possible that the potting soil you used had a "green-friendly" fertilizer in it. Some fertilizers promote green growth, others promote flowers. On a fertilizer bag you will see three numbers. (2-5-3 for example) Green growth formulas have different numbers than flower-promoting fertilizers. If reading the bag is too confusing, ask an employee in the garden section to explain it. If you fertilized already, check to see what you used.

  5. The Dirt Farmer profile image96
    The Dirt Farmerposted 7 years ago

    My response to Q was this: "erhaps the marigold was sheared incorrectly at the nursery. Try pinching the stems back to nodes. And as Brad suggested (sort of), hold back on the fertilizer. It may have gotten too much nitrogen.


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