Velvets straight Cupid (Tagetes erecta nana Cupid). A compact, abundantly blooming year-round, 25-30 cm high. Strongly branched stems form a dense shrub back to the pyramidal shape. The inflorescences are large, with a diameter of up to 10 cm, the original shape (inner flowers form a densely pubescent "crest", surrounded by wide external flowing petals), bright colors. Flowering is abundant and long lasting from June to October. It is a fast-growing, light-, thermophilic plant, unpretentious to soil and moisture. For early flowering, seeds are sown for seedlings in early April. Shoots appear in 5-6 days, picking up in the phase of 2-3 real leaves. They are planted in a permanent place when the threat of frost has passed. Sowing in the open ground is carried out in May at a depth of 1.5-2 cm. Recommended for flowerbeds, slaves, vases and balconies.