Tagetes

Tagetes spp.

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This genus of annuals and herbaceous perennials originates from North and South America, with a centre of diversity in Mexico. Comprising around 50 species, they are annual or perennial herbaceous plants with aromatic leaves and daisy-like flowers in summer and autumn. They are cultivated widely for their attractive pinnate divided leaves and showy flowers, that come in a variety of hot colours and patterns. They are also used in companion planting to deter pests from food crops, as well as growing well in containers - and are also long-lasting as cut flowers.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Pot plant

Special features

Origin

New Mexico, USA, to Argentina

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Clay, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Asteraceae

Flower colour

Orange, Red, Yellow

Scent

Mild
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