Week 19 – May 09, 2021

Plant Information

Vanilla African Marigold

  • Vanilla African Marigold - Bloom
  • Vanilla African Marigold - Container
Growing Information:
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Plant Details:

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

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)

Height: 16" (41cm)

Width: 10" (25cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Extra large flowers make for a great show of color all season long.

Grower Information:

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.