Huge 2½- to 3-inch pompons of creamy ivory on tall, bushy plants

The day has finally come . . . we have a beautiful white marigold to celebrate in the garden. It has been the holy grail of plant breeders for decades, and many have been introduced, but none so pleasingly ivory colored and beautifully formed as Vanilla Improved. Shake up the marigold bed with this dreamy African variety.

Vanilla Improved sets large, perfect pompons of creamy white, a startling change of pace from the yellows, oranges, and reds of the marigold family. Fully double and huge 2½ to 3 inches wide, they sit atop dark green foliage on large (by marigold standards) plants that reach 16 inches high and 10 inches wide, they are perfect for bedding, and not too big for containers.

Few annuals are as easy to grow and rewarding as marigold, and Vanilla Improved is just as trouble free and hardworking as its plain-Jane cousins. It grows like topsy from direct sowing in a sunny, well-drained spot, and the blooms continue all summer if cut or deadheaded promptly. Remarkably free of pests and diseases, it's a no-fuss, sea-green reliable (or should that be "lily-white dependable) annual you'll treasure.

Don't delay—this breeding breakthrough has created a lot of excitement in gardening circles, and the seeds have a way of flying off the shelves. Order today.


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Genus Tagetes
Species erecta
Variety Vanilla Improved
Item Form Pack of 100
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 100
Plant Height 16 in
Plant Width 10 in
Bloom Size 2.5 in - 3 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Direct Sow, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Flower, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Dark White, Light Cream
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Beds, Containers, Outdoor

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