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Marigold, African Marigold, Aztec Marigold
Tagetes erecta 'Fireball'

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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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

Regional

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

Menifee, California

Spencer, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 28, 2010, Sacaredheart from Spencer, NC wrote:

This was a very easy plant to grow. And was a very fast growing huge marigold. The plant quickly became almost three feet high and the flowers the size of grapefruit. This all happened in one planting season here in zone 7a. I started them from seed and fertilized once a month.