What's happening to my Signet Marigolds?


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This forum is so helpful, I'm hoping I could get some insight on my poor signet marigolds. They were doing wonderfully for a while - but now they seem to be dying... I'm watering them well, but it has been quite hot here (Los Angeles).

Any thoughts what might be happening to them?
 

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It looks like they are too big for their pots and with the excessive heat you are encountering they are drying out. Put in larger pots and keep moist
 
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They look like they are still in containers or a shallow planter? That could be your problem right there - they need more room. Also watering.
.daily brief watering encourages weak, shallow roots which will kill plants. More infrequent deep watering encourages deep roots which is what you want .
 
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And try dead heading the one's that are going to seed :)
 
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Thanks for the replies! I've increased the watering and dead headed the older ones. The new growth seem to be doing okay.

I should probably find them a bigger container but I didn't expect them to grow as fast as they did!
 

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