Plant Information

Lady First African Marigold

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

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)

Height: 20" (51cm)

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: 8 to 9 weeks

  • This standard for taller African/American marigolds makes outstanding mass plantings.
  • Under cooler conditions, Lady produces very strong stems and a neat, tidy habit.
  • Abundance of fully double, 3-in./8-cm blooms are held well above the foliage.