General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Plant Height: 1 to 3 feet high
Plant Spread: 6 to 12 inches wide
Leaves: Fragrant
Other: Finely cut and fernlike
Flowers: Fragrant
Flower Color: Orange
Red
Russet
Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Uses: Dye production
Guardian plant
Groundcover
Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Good as a cover crop
Edible Parts: Flowers
Eating Methods: Tea
Culinary Herb/Spice
Raw
Cooked
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Gophers/Voles
Squirrels
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 4 to 14 days
Depth to plant seed: No more than 1 inch deep
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bees
Wind
Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Common names
  • Marigold

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Date: 2018-10-14
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: September 7 2020
Female Carolina Mantis

Date: 2014-09-24

Date: 2014-09-24

Date: 2018-10-14
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2021-09-01
#pollination Monarch
Photo by PoppyLady420
Location: The Black Hills, SD
Date: 8/6/2022

Date: 2018-10-14
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2021-07-24
Location: Orange County, California
Date: 2022-09-25
Can you spot the little butterfly on top of the marigold?
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-04-26
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2021-07-24
Location: The Black Hills, SD
Date: 9/16/2022
NoID

Date: 2017-08-30
Location: Indiana  zone 5 Purdue garden
Date: 2016-09-25
Taishan yellow improved
Photo by mikedi
Location: Fairfax VA | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-02
Location: Sea World San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-03

Date: 2014-09-24
Location: The Black Hills, SD
Date: 8/6/2022
Location: The Black Hills, SD
Date: 8/6/2022
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-10-18
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2021-06-29
useful as an insect repellent
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2023-03-08
Location: Sea World San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-03
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: summer 2006

Date: 2018-08-06
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Date: 2018-08-06
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Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2023-03-24

Date: 2018-07-13
Location: King George, VA
Date: 2021-05-23
Location: Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center - Apollo Beach, Florida
Location: Texas
Date: 2022-04-08
Location: Aberdeen, NC (my garden 2022)
Date: August 1, 2022
Marigold #82 nn and #13 fg; LHB page 1013, 194-58-?, "From 'Tages

Date: 2022-04-22
Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 7-5-11
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-08-18
Blooming cut stem forming roots after 3 days in water.
Location: Seville, Spain | April, 2023
Date: 2023-04-05
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2018-05-30
Location: Decatur, GA
Date: 2017-09-17
Marigold with pollinators
Location: MN
Date: August 2016
Flower
Location: Switzerland, in my garden
Date: 2017-06-22
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-07-15
Location: Columbus, Ohio USA, Zone 6b
Date: 2023-04-30
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2016-07-12
Location: Fairfax VA | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-02
Location: Sangamon Co. Il.
Date: 2018-05-24
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-01-19
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-07-02
Photo by Hamwild
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2014-08-12
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennet Square, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2019-07-06
Gem Mix

Date: 2018-07-29

Date: 2013-06-01
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2021-10-03
About 4 foot tall.
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2021-10-03
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-07-15
Location: Sangamon Co. Il.
Date: 2017-08-09
Location: Michigan
Date: 2018-06-10
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2014-07-09
Location:  Jasper, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-04
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-07-31
Photo by jvdubb
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2014-08-12
Location: Tarlton
Date: 2018-06-03
Location: Athol, MA
Date: 2017-06-28
Location: Louisa, VA
Date: 6-20-17
My marigolds started blooming this week!
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2015-06-09
Photo by Hamwild
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2023-04-25
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Comments:
  • Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Nov 11, 2015 4:05 PM concerning plant:
    This plant is native to North America and most of South America and is commonly referred to as marigold.
    Three basic classes:
    French, the smaller marigold, from six inches to around a foot tall . They bloom constantly until stopped by a frost or freeze;
    African, also sometimes called American, is the taller variety, around three feet tall, with a larger head and blooms in summer and sometimes into late fall;
    Triploid, a sterile hybrid of the French and African classes.
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