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Marigold, French Marigold 'Happy Days Mix'

Tagetes patula

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

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Aromatic

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Vero Beach, Florida

Wirtz, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 10, 2015, jbeau47 from VERO BEACH, FL wrote:

According to the Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities' (www.aces.edu) publication "Nematode Control in the Home Vegetable Garden" these marigolds are Nematode Suppressive Crops to Javanese Root-Knot Nematode Species.

Positive

On Jul 13, 2008, Sofonisba from Questa, NM (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very easy to grow from seed. Non-stop bloomer. Deadhead for more blooms. Watch out for slugs.

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