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African Marigold in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Tagetes erecta

 

African Marigold

Tagetes (Marigold) plants generally have blooms that are yellow, gold or copper coloured and have daisy-like characteristics. These flowers are also able to bloom all summer long. African Marigolds have large spherical pompom flower heads in shades of yellow or orange above dark green feathery leaves. These tall plants make good background planting for summer flower beads and borders. These plants are very easy to care for.

 
plant Features
  • African Marigold likes full sun

    Full sun

  • African Marigold likes very little water

    Very little water

  • African Marigold is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • African Marigold likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

African Marigold

Latin name

Tagetes erecta

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.5 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    African Marigold likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    African Marigold is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    African Marigold likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    African Marigold likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown African Marigold is 0.30meters x 0.50meters 0.30 M 0.50 M

Tagetes erecta

Tagetes (Marigold) plants generally have blooms that are yellow, gold or copper coloured and have daisy-like characteristics. These flowers are also able to bloom all summer long. African Marigolds have large spherical pompom flower heads in shades of yellow or orange above dark green feathery leaves. These tall plants make good background planting for summer flower beads and borders. These plants are very easy to care for.


Flowering Marigolds

From Late Spring TO Early Autumn

These flowers will bloom in late spring and may carry on into early autumn. Your garden will transform when the brightly coloured flowers bloom.

 

Planting from Seedlings

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

You may decide to grow the seeds inside 6 weeks prior to planting them. Once the plant has sprouted to about 2 inches tall then you may transfer them outside. These flowers need lots of sunshine so pick a sunny spot.

 
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