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PlantFiles: Marigold, African Marigold, Aztec Marigold
Tagetes erecta 'Snowdrift'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tagetes (TAG-e-teez) (Info)
Species: erecta (ee-RECK-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Snowdrift

3 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

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


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

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Oberon46 On May 20, 2011, Oberon46 from (Mary) Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b) wrote:

I bought seeds from Burpee after someone here at DG praised them. The short Embers seeds germinated really well, but Snowdrift didn't do well at all. I did get four or so plants and will see if I like them well enough to try again next year. Could have been operator error.

Positive hollyberri On Aug 19, 2006, hollyberri from Union, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Unlike other marigolds, Snowdrift prefers some afternoon shade. They germinate very quickly.


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

Ellendale, Delaware
Barbourville, Kentucky
Union, Kentucky
Port Norris, New Jersey
Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania

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