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Taishan® Gold African Marigold

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Taishan delivers strong stems and unshakable performance
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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Tagetes erecta

Common Name: African (American) Marigold

Hardiness Degree: 32°F (0.0°C)

Blooming Season: Summer, Late Spring, Spring

Plant Habit: Mounded, Upright

Characteristics: Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Fragrant Flowers, Scented Foliage, Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance

Water: Light

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)

Height: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)

Width: 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Bright gold blooms on a high-quality dwarf plant.
Delivers excellent, season-long landscape performance.

Grower Information:

Plug crop time: 3 weeks
Transplant to finish: Spring 4 to 6 weeks, Summer 7 to 8 weeks

  • Best dwarf African Marigold for landscapes – 20% shorter peduncles and 15% thicker stems assure less stretch and breakage.
  • Big, tightly petaled blooms on super-strong stems look terrific at retail with less waste, better overhead watering tolerance and longer shelf life.
  • Better branching with more aggressive side branching fills packs quickly and delivers a healthier look.
  • Larger flowers hold their doubleness and shed water well.
  • Performance is so spectacular that Taishan was featured in landscapes at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

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