Signet Marigold (Tagetes tenuifolia)

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: 6 to 18 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Red
Yellow
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 at approximately 1/4 inch depth
Other info: Direct sow after last frost
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: Botanical garden UG, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2015-09-06
By bonitin
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Flower ID by illbringuflowers Sep 27, 2019 5:35 PM 3
2019 Indoor Seed Starts by Lily_Lover May 29, 2019 11:09 AM 27
Multiple plants id needed by keithp2012 Sep 1, 2017 2:29 PM 4
(Tagetes tenuifolia); another pretty volunteer by Catmint20906 Aug 25, 2015 7:52 PM 2
Beneficial insects by wildflowers Sep 30, 2013 2:34 PM 58

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