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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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Aromatic

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

Regional

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

Toney, Alabama

Tampa, Florida

Niles, Illinois

New Paltz, New York

San Antonio, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.