Marigold, African Marigold, Aztec Marigold
Tagetes erecta 'Sweet Cream'

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

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

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

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

Quincy, Illinois

Macy, Indiana

Eddyville, Kentucky

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Croton On Hudson, New York

Gold Hill, Oregon

Summerville, South Carolina

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Nov 26, 2008, ReetPetite from Albuquerque, NM (Zone 7a) wrote:

Love the soft color but my soil and where I planted it for evening shade were not best for it. I will try again next year. My area in ABQ,NM has Caliche, a clay soil bound with calcium that dries rock hard and cracks. I amended the soil but obviously not well enough for this plant. You can see one blossom peeking through other plants surrounding it. It is also possible I did not give it enough room.

Positive

On Aug 5, 2008, Angel_D from Quincy, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a gorgeous marigold, a nice cream color with dark green foliage. (I don't like most marigolds because of the neon colors.) Mine is in a small container has been reasonably tolerant of irregular watering and fertilizing (meaning, it has come back after watering even though it was wilting).

Positive

On Oct 4, 2006, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Lots of pretty off-white flowers, and also very nice foliage. I don't like the typical marigold pallette but this one goes nicely with softer colors.