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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Ellendale, Delaware

Barbourville, Kentucky

Union, Kentucky

Port Norris, New Jersey

Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Neutral

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

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

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