Marigold, French Marigold
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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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

Regional

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

Geneseo, Illinois

Itasca, Illinois

Conroe, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.