Scientific Name: Tagetes erecta
Common Name: African (American) Marigold
Hardiness Degree: 32°F (0.0°C)
Blooming Season: Late Spring, Summer, Spring
Plant Habit: Mounded, Upright
Characteristics: Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Fragrant Flowers, Scented Foliage, Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance
Fertilize: Every two weeks
Spacing: 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)
Height: 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Width: 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)
General Information: Bright gold blooms on a high-quality dwarf plant.
Delivers excellent, season-long landscape performance.
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 petalled 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.