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Tagetes tenuifolia 'Tangerine Gem'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tagetes (TAG-e-teez) (Info)
Species: tenuifolia (ten-yoo-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tangerine Gem

Synonym:Tagetes signata

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Category:
Annuals
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Orange
Red-Orange
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Aromatic

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
This plant is resistant to deer
Suitable for growing in containers

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:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive saya On Aug 16, 2004, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

This Tagetes has a citrusscent..special if you rub the leaves it's like peeling an orange. It forms a nice round bush and keeps flowering whole summer. You don't even need to deadhead it for doing this. I think it is a subspecies of T. tenuifolia. I've searched on internet and I crossed as a synonym T. tenuifolia pumila. That could be wright because they stay smaller and the leaves are more lacy than the common T. tenuifolia. Also their scent is different. The flowers are really yummy in salads.
Lovely little cheerfull flowers that I'll sure grow again.

Regional...

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

Bear Creek, Alaska
Albany, California
Barbourville, Kentucky



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