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Feb 21, 2017 12:38 PM CST
Hello. I live in the Amazon jungle and recently went on holiday to Mexico where i bought some "Marigold Seeds" they look like ordinary seeds but now that they have grown some have reached 3 metres high.
They are still very beautiful and attract lots of Hummingbirds and Butterflies.
Have i done something wrong ?
i grew Marigolds in the UK and they were only 15 inches high at best.
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John Bickerton
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Feb 21, 2017 12:45 PM CST
Do you have any photos? That would be interesting to see!
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Feb 21, 2017 1:08 PM CST
From Mexico it could be Tagetes lemmonii or T. palmeri; both are rather tall.

Edited to add:
You may have received seeds that were mislabeled; they might be sunflowers.
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Feb 21, 2017 2:49 PM CST
Wild Marigold (Tagetes minuta) can grow to 8 feet or higher.

The record was 10 feet, 1 inch:
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