Spring Garden Tips

African Marigold

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Botanical Name

Tagetes erecta

Hardiness

Tender annual

Height

8 to 48 inches

Width

8 to 15 inches

Flowers

Summer to frost: yellow to orange, rust, white; double, edible, fragrant

Light

Full sun

Soil

Moist, well-drained - tolerates dry

Planting and Care

Space plants 10 to 15 inches apart

Deadhead as needed.

Heat tolerant

Problems

Spider mites, aphids, aster yellows, leafhoppers, rabbits, woodchucks

Varieties to Consider

Jubilee Series - 2', yellow and orange double flowers

Safari Series - 1', maroon, yellow and orange flat-topped flowers

Gold Coin Series - 18-24", double, gold, yellow and orange flowers

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