African Marigold is part of the Tagetes genus. Its scientific name is Tagetes erecta.
Mexican (or African) Marigold.It is a flower that typically grows as an annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. African Marigold is known for its erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 20.0 cm (7.8 inches). This plant tends to bloom in late spring. This plant is a great attractor for bees, so if you are looking to attract wildlife African Marigold is a great choice.
Mexico is believed to be where African Marigold originates from.
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By our calculations*, you should look at sowing African Marigold about 49 days before your last frost date .
These plants have been known to grow well alongside African Marigold so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with African Marigold so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect African Marigold plants:
Tagetes erecta L.
18 May 2013
16 May 2013
19 Feb 2013
Large plant, full of flowers.
04 Sep 2011
I wouldn’t grow these again if you paid me! The flower heads are vulgarly large & the plants never really filled in. Every time I see them I want to scream!
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Popular varieties of African Marigold
- Giant Sunset
- French Vanilla
- Perfection yellow
- Giant orange (f1)
- Gold & Vanilla Mix
- Inca II Mix
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