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Tagetes patula 'Disco Red'

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

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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

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


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive adriant On Nov 11, 2014, adriant from Conroe, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

My sister in England had collected seeds from our parent's garden eight years ago. I had a good germination rate last Winter and these have been blooming in afternoon shade here in Texas since April.

Positive tcs1366 On Nov 3, 2008, tcs1366 from Leesburg, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

drought resistant, does well in full sun. Makes a great border. Plenty of 2" blooms throughout the entire growing season.


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

Geneseo, Illinois
Itasca, Illinois
Conroe, Texas

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