Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Signet Marigold
Tagetes tenuifolia 'Tangerine Gem'

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

One vendor has this plant for sale.

9 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

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


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

Click thumbnail
to view:

By DaylilySLP
Thumbnail #1 of Tagetes tenuifolia by DaylilySLP

By DaylilySLP
Thumbnail #2 of Tagetes tenuifolia by DaylilySLP

By growin
Thumbnail #3 of Tagetes tenuifolia by growin

By DaylilySLP
Thumbnail #4 of Tagetes tenuifolia by DaylilySLP

By SW_gardener
Thumbnail #5 of Tagetes tenuifolia by SW_gardener

By RosemaryA
Thumbnail #6 of Tagetes tenuifolia by RosemaryA

By DaylilySLP
Thumbnail #7 of Tagetes tenuifolia by DaylilySLP

There are a total of 9 photos.
Click here to view them all!


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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.


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

Seward, Alaska
Albany, California
Umatilla, Florida
Barbourville, Kentucky

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America