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PlantFiles: Marigold, French Marigold
Tagetes patula 'Striped Marvel'

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

5 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive trooperwon On Apr 17, 2011, trooperwon from New Paltz, NY (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is one of the easiest plants to grow. germination is poor. If you want a ton of flowers you must pinch back at least 4 times. stake the plant, it will be large and heavy, one of the lower branches broke away from the main stem because of the weight.

Positive lupinelover On Jan 27, 2003, lupinelover from Grove City, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is a very attractive marigold for landscape use. Beware of slugs which are attracted to them.


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

Toney, Alabama
Tampa, Florida
Niles, Illinois
New Paltz, New York
San Antonio, Texas

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