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French Marigold

Botanical Name
Tagetes patula
Hardiness
Tender annual
Height
6 to 15 inches
Width
6 to 15 inches
Flowers
Summer to frost: yellow, orange, rust, red; edible, fragrant
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well drained, tolerates dry
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 6 to 8 inches apart
Problems
Spider mites, aphids, aster yellows, leafhoppers, rabbits, woodchucks
Varieties
  • Boy O' Boy Series - 6", shades of maroon, yellow, orange
  • Aurora Series - 1', wide-petaled flowers
  • Bonanza Series - 2" double flowers in golds and bicolors, 8" plants

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