Scientific Name: Tagetes erecta
Common Name: African (American) Marigold
Hardiness Degree: 32°F (0.0°C)
Blooming Season: Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer
Plant Habit: Upright
Characteristics: Attracts Bees, Fragrant Flowers, Scented Foliage, Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Attracts Butterflies
Fertilize: Every two weeks
Spacing: 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)
Height: 16" (41cm)
Width: 10" (25cm)
General Information: Extra large flowers make for a great show of color all season long.
Plug crop time: 3 weeks
Transplant to finish: Spring 5 to 6 weeks, Summer 7 to 8 weeks
- Fully double heads have tight centres that shed water and avoid turning brown longer.
- Each double, creamy white bloom is 2.5 to 3 in./6 to 8 cm across atop darker green foliage.
- Plants flower to match Marvel series timing – grow both to offer a full colour range.
- Well-suited to beds, borders and large mixed containers.