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PlantFiles: Marigold, French Marigold
Tagetes patula 'Queen Sophia'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tagetes (TAG-e-teez) (Info)
Species: patula (PAT-yoo-luh) (Info)
Cultivar: Queen Sophia

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
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:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Gardennot On Apr 19, 2010, Gardennot from Willingboro, NJ wrote:

Terrific fuss free flower. The fragrance will chase away mosquitoes.
All the marigolds always give back more than they receive. Providing tons of seedlings from each flower head.

Positive bigcityal On Aug 31, 2006, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Nice bright summertime flower. It does continue to bloom just fine and deadheading is needed to keep it looking nice.


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

Abita Springs, Louisiana
Circle Pines, Minnesota
Lincoln, Nebraska
Salt Lake City, Utah
Delavan, Wisconsin
Menasha, Wisconsin

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