Senate House Marigold

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Organic Senate House Marigold Seeds

Tagetes erecta
Kingston’s Roots to Main Street’s Blooms
Art Pack, 100 seeds
Product ID# FL0586A , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC , Grown in the Northeast
$3.95

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The 1676 Senate House in Kingston, New York, became a landmark of New York State’s first capital in 1777. After the town was burned by the British, the house survived and eventually became a museum. In 1916, the Ulster County Garden Club began to restore the gardens and, in the 1950s, Herbert Cutler bred this marigold to compliment the historic plantings. Ever since, the Garden Club has been saving seeds from the tallest plants with the biggest, palest yellow flowers to grace uptown Kingston.

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 5-10 days
Days to Maturity 75 days
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Spacing in Row 18 inches
Spacing Between Rows 30 inches
Height at Maturity 36 inches
Width at Maturity 18 inches
Growing Instructions

Among the easiest flowers to grow. Marigolds can tolerate all sorts of challenging conditions, but they are happiest in dry, sunny, exposed conditions, in soil that is moderate to low in fertility. Direct sow, water in, and very soon the vigorous shrubby plants will soar skyward. These are big, hefty marigolds, up to 3 feet tall, so plan on providing support or growing them close enough together that they can lean on each other.

About the Art and Artist

Art by Wendy Nooney. Artist Wendy Nooney achieved the muted radiance of the marigold blossoms with layers of encaustic. She crowned the painting with a classic "Betsy Ross" circle of 13 stars, a nod to the 13 colonies represented by the original American flag.

Wendy is an artist currently residing in Albany, NY. She holds a degree in graphic design and worked for over 20 years in the advertising industry before pursuing an independent career as an artist/designer. She now designs custom stationery for weddings as well as creating her fine art work. She works mainly in watercolor and graphite, but is constantly changing the nature of her work by exploring new combinations of media. Her work is in private collections both in the US and abroad.

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