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African Marigold

Botanical Name
Tagetes erecta
Hardiness
Tender annual
Height
8 to 48 inches
Width
8 to 15 inches
Flowers
Summer to frost: yellow to orange, rust, white; double, edible, fragrant
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained - tolerates dry
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 10 to 15 inches apart
  • Deadhead as needed
  • Heat tolerant
Problems
Spider mites, aphids, aster yellows, leafhoppers, rabbits, woodchucks
Varieties
  • Jubilee Series - 2', yellow and orange double flowers
  • Safari Series - 1', maroon, yellow and orange flat-topped flowers
  • Gold Coin Series - 18-24", double, gold, yellow and orange flowers
  • Big Duck Series - 11-15", 3-4" blooms, varieties in yellow, gold and orange, AAS Winners
  • Garuda Deep Gold - 2-4' plants, large 5" flowers, clean foliage, good cut flower with long vase life, AAS Winner
  • Monsoon Deep Orange - 12-15", deep orange double flowers, AAS Winner
  • Vanilla - 16", creamy white double blooms

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