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PlantFiles: Marigold
Tagetes 'Snowball'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tagetes (TAG-e-teez) (Info)
Cultivar: Snowball

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
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

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DrDoolotz On Jul 20, 2005, DrDoolotz from Oxford, NS (Zone 5b) wrote:

I grew these from seed in 2005, zone 5a, under plant lights. When I first put them out, they seemed to struggle for a few weeks, remaining very small and straggly. I thought they would amount to nothing. This was in early June. Now, in mid July, they are large and vigorous and blooming profusely. I love their rich, creamy colour. I will grow these again.


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

Auburndale, Florida
Urbandale, Iowa
Barbourville, Kentucky
Cicero, New York
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Salt Lake City, Utah

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