Tall Marigold Tegetes erectus
May - October
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.
Full sun moist well drained soil
Numerous available. Some include:
'Atlantis' 12-18 inches tall, fluffy yellow flowers
'Inca Orange' 12-18 inches tall, orange flowers, compact bush
'Double Eagle' 24-36 inches tall, deep orange flowers
'Doubloon' 24-36 inches tall, yellow flowers
'Discovery Series' 12-18 inches tall, orange and yellow flowers
'Moonstruck Orange' 14-18 inches tall, orange flowers
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.