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French Marigold

Tagetes patula

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Tagetes patula

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Tagetes patula Plant Information

Scientific Name: Tagetes patula
Common Name: French marigold
Family: Asteraceae
Suggested Uses: annuals, beds & borders, container plantings
Plant Form: rounded
Height: 6 - 18 inches
Spread: 12 inches
Foliage: pinnately dissected foliage with a strong sent
Flower: yellow, orange, and mahogany single or double flower heads borne solitary on short stems
Bloom Period: Summer - Fall
Sun: full sun
Water: medium water requirement
Soil: prefers well-drained, moist soils
Heat Tolerance: high heat tolerance
Native Range: Mexico
Maintenance: deadhead

rapid growth rate

propagation by seed
Pests & Pathology: susceptible to spider mites
Additional Notes: excellent for fall color

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