Signet Marigold (Tagetes tenuifolia 'Paprika Gem')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
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
Leaves: Fragrant
Other: Citrus scent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Reddish-orange with golden-yellow center
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Edible Parts: Flowers
Eating Methods: Raw
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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