Signet Marigold (Tagetes tenuifolia 'Lulu')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 8 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 8 to 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 65-75ºF
Days to germinate: 1 to 2 weeks
Depth to plant seed: Sow just below soil surface
Other info: Direct sow after last frost
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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The January Not-A-Raffle-Raffle:  The Behemoth Collection of Vegetable and Annual SeedsThe January Not-A-Raffle-Raffle: The Behemoth Collection of Vegetable and Annual Seeds
January 14, 2013

For this month's raffle, in honor of Veggies and Annuals week, Chelle has shocked and thrilled us by putting forward the largest collection of seeds I've ever imagined.

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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-10-22
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-05-21
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-05-02Sprouted warm -indoors, then planted out
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-07-15Shown with Creeping Wood Sorrel (Oxalis corniculata)
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-06-28
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Posted by chelle (N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b) on Jul 25, 2014 9:12 AM

I haven't noticed many self-sown seedlings from last year's plants, but there is one growing in the fork of a tree stump at just about eye level. If it lives to bloom I'll post a picture. I guess this might be a good beginning indication that this plant needs very little sustained moisture and very little in the way of added nutrients.

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