Seed Swaps


Cheapie 6-pak purchased from the Super Long’s in Oakland. They are pretty short. They’re planted in 2 of 4 raised beds as companion plants.

This planting has been archived (Other).


Quantity: 1

Plant French marigold Tagetes patula 1963


Care Instructions

If sowing directly, sow at a depth of approx. 0.23 inches (0.6 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between French marigold plants.

Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - French marigold is known for growing to a height of approximately 15.0 cm (that's 5.85 inches in imperial).

Your garden has full sun light which is ideal for French marigold.

Remember to water moderately.

More information about Marigold is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Marigold Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

Linked Plantings & Stash Items

Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived



Again, Looks like a Tagetes patula to me: French Marigold. (I don’t bother with “cultivars” for marigolds. I just pull the spent flowers, twist ‘em in my fingers and reseed. You’ll never buy marigolds again.)

Posted on 22 Oct 07 (over 10 years ago)


Folia Helper

United States10a

I bow to your expertise, hank. patula it is. I wish I knew cultivar names because I have more than one kind and if I’m going to save seed or trade seed, it would be helpful. Plants that reseed this easily have definitely been a blessing for me. A reward for being lazy!

Posted on 22 Oct 07 (over 10 years ago)

Would you like to add a comment? Sign up for a free account, or log in if you're already a member.


What's this plant?

If you think you might know the name of this plant, please leave a comment below and let me know.

Marigold Links