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Tagetes erecta (African marigold)

Tagetes erecta

Botanical Name:    Tagetes erecta

Common Name(s):    African marigold

Family:    Asteraceae

Genus:    Tagetes

Species:    T. erecta

Plant Type:    Annuals

Height:    1 to 4 feet

Spread:    1 to 2 feet

Bloom Time:    June to frost

Bloom Color(s):    Yellow, Orange

Leaves:    Fragrant

Range:    Mexico, Central America


African marigold (Tagetes erecta) is a flowering plant in the Asteraceae family. It is native to Mexico and Central America. It is an annual plant that grow to 1 to 4 feet by 1 to 2 feet wide. A stout branching annual with large yellow to orange flower heads. The flowers are produced in June to frost. Grow them in a warm, sunny spot with moist, well-drained soil all summer long.

How to Grow

Sun:    Full sun

Water:    Medium

Soil:    Moist, Well-drained

Propagation:    Seeds