Marigold
Tagetes 'Snowball'

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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Blue-Green

Aromatic

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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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.