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Marigold

Tagetes spp.

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Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H3-H2

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

40cm

25cm

Min

25cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Overview

Tagetes is a genus containing aorund 47 annual and herbaceous perennial species originateing from North and South America, with a centre of diversity in Mexico. They produce showy, daisy-like flowers in summer and autumn. Cultivated widely for their attractive, pinnately divided, aromatic leaves and showy flowers, they come in a variety of hot colours and patterns. Many are commonly known by the name Marigold. They are also frequently used in companion planting to deter pests from food crops, as well as growing well in containers, they are also long-lasting as cut flowers.

Common problems

Propagation

Seed

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Pot plant