Marigold 'Snowball' Have you grown it?

tammyinwv(z6/WV)March 3, 2010

I just bought a pack from walmart. I know the pack says they are a hybrid, so i assume they wont come true from any seeds I save. Just wondered if they look as nice as they do on the pack, and if anyone has grown any from saved seed.


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I haven't grown snowball but I have grown Vanilla another white. I wasn't too impressed but them to tell the truth. They are not as prolific in flowering as the yellows or the otheer colors. They just didn't turn my crank.

I have 3 small beds in front that I usually plant in Marigolds, because they are hot and dry and the marigolds thrive there. For the last 3 years I have planted several different heights and flower forms in yellow in those boxes and they put on a marvelous display. The long and short of it is that with so many to choose from, a white would have to match the rest to get my attention and they don't

    Bookmark   March 3, 2010 at 4:35PM
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Thanks oilpainter. My experience with other marigolds have been the same. They are tough plants. I was hoping the white would be just as nice.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2010 at 5:13PM
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kvenkat(5a Colo)

I grew an off-white one called "Snowman". I liked it. Once it started blooming, it had blooms til frost. I would grow them again. The only drawback was that after a rain I had to shake off the water-laden flowers so they wouldn't flop or break from the weight.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2010 at 8:53PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Tammy, be sure to let us know how you like it. I don't grow marigolds anymore, so I can judge for myself.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2010 at 5:46AM
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I will rhizo. Thanks everyone

    Bookmark   March 4, 2010 at 1:00PM
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magpie_grower(5 NY)

Oh, they are as nice as they look on the pack. The flowers are very white, large and tightly packed with petals. The plant was well defined, bushlike and about 2-2 1/2 feet tall! They stalks were strong and needed no staking. I grew them two years ago and remember thinking, "How big are these things going to get?"

I did not save seeds so I canÂt help you there.


    Bookmark   March 30, 2010 at 8:57PM
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Thanks Lisa, I cant wait to give them a try this yr.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 8:10AM
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