Marigold, French Marigold
Tagetes patula 'Tashkent'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tagetes (TAG-e-teez) (Info)
Species: patula (PAT-yoo-luh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tashkent
Additional cultivar information:(aka Tashket #1)

Category:

Annuals

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Red-Orange

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Panama City, Florida

Itasca, Illinois

Toledo, Ohio

Spokane, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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1
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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 26, 2011, bigriver from House Springs, MO wrote:

House Springs, MO.
Bought seeds in 2009 thru one of the Heirloom Seed Growers. Started indoors in March 2010, under lights, along with my tomatoes. Tashkent is definitely not a low-growing variety...spaced seedlings 12" apart (a bit too tight)...they filled out to 30" x 30"...creating a handsome, yellow-maroon "hedge" along the front sides of my raised beds. This marigold is a butterfly magnet. Awesome mass planting or as a specimen...gave away tons of seeds to family members and friends. Re: bigriver37@charter.net

Positive

On Oct 22, 2008, artemiss from Toledo, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

A pretty little marigold with finer-than-average almost feathery foliage.

Neutral

On Apr 17, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

".. During a People-to-People trip to Uzbekistan in 1992, grower Bob Bell collected seed from French marigolds growing next to an old Muslim school. One can only guess how these flowers made their way halfway around the world, to grow in obscurity until an heirloom aficionado appeared! ‘Tashkent #1’ is said to be unusually fragrant, with numerous single-petalled flowers (to 2" across) that are velvet mahogany with a fine orange border and yellow center. As petals mature, they change from mahogany to orange-red. The plant grows to 16", with dense, deep-green foliage..." ( Marigolds: Best Varieties for Butterflies by Claire Hagen Dole)
Someone has send me a few seeds labelled as "rare"...well let's see...