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African Marigold, American Marigold
Tagetes erecta

Tall Marigold <em>Tegetes erectus</em>
Tall Marigold Tegetes erectus

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

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

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.