Marigold, French Marigold
Tagetes patula 'Gypsy Sunshine'

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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Jamestown, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 28, 2010, midwestfarmwife from Jamestown, OH wrote:

Gypsy Sunshine Marigold forms huge mounds with yellow orange blooms when given full sun in good soil. Mine are much taller than 12" and still blooming in zone 6 at the end of September. When I sprinkled a few seeds into the soil, I had no idea that they would grow so vigorously! They provide such a good Fall display that I am giving up buying Mums which never seem to survive our winters.