French Marigold (Tagetes patula)

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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
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches (15-30 cm)
Plant Spread: 6 to 9 inches (15-22 cm)
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Flowers
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Tagetes patula attracts butterflies like crazy!

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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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 27, 2014 1:04 PM

Aztec Marigold (Tagetes patula) is a colorful Marigold that blooms in various shades of orange, red, and yellow. Like most Marigolds, it is an extremely useful companion plant in the garden, helping to repel aphids, whiteflies, cabbage maggot, corn earworm, Mexican bean beetle, rabbits, some nematodes, and plum curculio. Plant in full sun. Blooms nonstop all season.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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2019 Tomato Thread by ElPolloDiablo Feb 21, 2019 2:47 PM 104
Tagetes got tiny green bugs, help by Feravel Dec 27, 2018 9:12 AM 18
What type of marigolds are these? by Hulio Jun 11, 2018 4:30 AM 3
Variegated leaf peony? Disease? by AngieVanIsld Jul 10, 2018 7:43 AM 14
Root knot nematode resistant tomato by PatrickWill Jun 27, 2018 4:08 AM 13
Marigolds on death's door? by Twoblackthumbs Apr 8, 2018 12:33 PM 2
All marigold seedlings have even purple marks on all leaves. Normal or disease? by TtiGeR Mar 9, 2018 8:31 AM 16
Melbourne/Australia - please help confirm if this is Mexican Marigold by whoatemylettuce Jan 18, 2018 11:54 PM 2
help associating an image with a species marigold (Tagetes patula) by Jai_Ganesha Jun 14, 2017 9:43 AM 8
Help! what plant is this? by luchosoto Aug 8, 2016 5:00 PM 7

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