Tagetes erecta

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American or African Marigold

 
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Information by: Jerry Sortomme - Editor        Photographer: Steve Jacobs

 

Description

This marigold will grow to about 3' high and has small, green or dark green leaves with orange, yellow, or white flowers that bloom in spring, summer, and fall.

 

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Annual

 

Height Range

1-3'

 

Flower Color

Orange, Yellow, White

 

Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

 

Leaf Color

Green, Dark Green

 

Bark Color

n/a

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Medium

 

Growth Rate

Fast

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam

 

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

n/a

Design Styles

Formal, Meadow

 

Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall

 

Location Uses

Background, Entry, Perennial Border, Foundation, Lawn, Patio, Walkways

 

Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers, Mass Planting, Small Spaces

 

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

Water Saving Tip:

Be sure to fix all leaks promptly no matter how small they may seem.