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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Category:

Annuals

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Aromatic

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.