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Tagetes patula

French Marigold
Annuals
Classification Scientific Name: Tagetes patula
  Common Name: French Marigold
  Family: Asteraceae
  Location Index: HG11
  Suggested Use: beds & borders

container plantings
     
Plant Plant Type: annual
  Plant Form: rounded
  Height: 6 - 18 inches
  Spread: 12 inches
  Bloom Period: summer

fall
  Flower Color: yellow, orange, mahogany
  Flower: single or double flower heads borne solitary on short stems
  Foliage Texture: medium
  Foliage: pinnately dissected foliage with a strong sent
  Growth Rate: rapid
     
Environment Native Range: Mexico
  Sun Requirement: full sun
  Water Requirement: medium
  Soil: well-drained

moist
  Heat Tolerance: high
     
Care Maintenance: deadhead
  Liabilities: spider mites
  Tolerances: heat
  Propagation: seed
     
More Additional Notes: excellent for fall color
Tagetes patula

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