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Marigold Red Gem in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Tagetes tenuifolia 'Red Gem'

 

Marigold 'Red Gem'

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. Tagetes species grow well in almost any sort of soil. Most horticultural selections grow best in soil with good drainage.'Red Gem' is a dwarf variety with lemon-scented leaves and which bears a profusion of orange-red, yellow-eyed flowers in Summer

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plant Features
  • Marigold Red Gem likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Marigold Red Gem likes very little water

    Very little water

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

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Marigold Red Gem likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Marigold 'Red Gem'

Latin name

Tagetes tenuifolia 'Red Gem'

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.5 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Marigold Red Gem likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

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

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Marigold Red Gem likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Marigold Red Gem likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Marigold Red Gem is 0.35meters x 0.25meters 0.35 M 0.25 M

Tagetes tenuifolia 'Red Gem'

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. Tagetes species grow well in almost any sort of soil. Most horticultural selections grow best in soil with good drainage.'Red Gem' is a dwarf variety with lemon-scented leaves and which bears a profusion of orange-red, yellow-eyed flowers in Summer


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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