French Marigold (Tagetes erecta 'Safari Red')

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

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
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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Comments:
Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Mar 3, 2013 5:54 PM

Tall variety that produces tons of blooms with deadheading. Found they got a bit top heavy near season's end and would on occasion have stems split after heavy fall rains. Very dark red/orange with a touch of golden yellow.

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