French Marigold (Tagetes erecta 'Safari Scarlet')

Trade name information:
Series: Safari
Cultivar name: 'Safari Scarlet'
Botanical names:
Tagetes erecta Accepted
Tagetes patula Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Plant Spread: 8-10 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Orange
Multi-Color: Dark Red-Orange with Yellow Edges
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
2"-3"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Flowers
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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