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Directory of Annuals

Marigold
Tagetes sp.


Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
1 - 3 Feet
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Orange
White
Yellow
 
Bloom Season
May - October
 
Hardiness
Tender Annual
 
Size
Medium
Tall
 

Features

All around dependable annual offering mid to tall plants with a bushy habit. Good for garden beds and containers. Flowers in shades of yellow, orange and white. Good cut flower.

Culture

Full sun moist well drained soil

Cultivars

French Types

  • ‘Bonanza’
  • ‘Hero’
  • ‘Janie’
  • ‘Little Devil’
  • ‘Durango’

African Types

  • ‘Moonsong Deep Orange’
  • ‘Moonstruck’
  • ‘Antigua’
  • ‘Discovery’
  • ‘Taishan’
  • ‘Vanilla’

Signata

  • ‘Gem’ series
  • ‘Lulu’
  • ‘Gnome’
  • ‘Ornament’

Triploid

  • ‘Zenith’ 

Notes

Taller cultivars tend to need some support while shorter "hedge types" are better at standing up well over the summer. Deadheading improves re-blooming. Attracts butterflies.