Heirloom! Eye-catching is an understatement for this gold and maroon-striped pollinator beacon. One look at Pinwheel and you might not be able to look away. The abundant blooms sit atop unusually long stems of 3-4’ tall plants. If you’re a fan of the University of Minnesota Gophers or the best kind of circus, this one’s for you. Selections of this 17th-century stunner made by the esteemed plant breeder Alan Kapular of Peace Seeds.
Days to Maturity: 80-90
Latin Name: Tagetes Matula
Life Cycle: Annual
Start indoors 4-6 weeks before transplanting. Transplant after danger of frost. Optimal temperature for germination is 75-80F.
Seeding depth: 1/4″. Plant spacing: 8-12″. Row spacing: 12-18″.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while purchasing the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!