0.50 to 1.00 feet
0.50 to 0.75 feet
June to frost
Yellow, orange, red and bicolor
Deer, Clay Soil
|Annual. Easily grown in average, evenly moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Appreciates some light afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Sow seed directly in the garden at last frost date. For earlier bloom, start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date or purchase plants in cell/six packs from local nurseries. Set plants out after last frost date. Pinch young plants to promote bushy growth. Promptly deadhead spent flowers. Flowering may decrease considerably in the heat of the summer, but will resume as cooler weather arrives.
Tagetes patula, commonly called French marigold, is a compact annual that typically grow 6-12” tall and feature single, semi-double, double or crested flowers (1-2” diameter) in shades of yellow, orange, red and bicolor. Pinnate leaves with toothed, lance-shaped leaflets are aromatic.
|Information on this page is generally from Missouri Botanical Gardens,
Dave’s Garden, All things Plants or Texas Superstar
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